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Echo, Texas

History

Echo is located on Highway 206, about ten miles northeast of Coleman. Echo was first settled in the 1870s; the name comes from the Echo Ranch that was settled in the area in the 1880s.  Some surnames of early settlers were: Dibrell, Elkins, Jones, Parson, Edmundson, Buck, Pearce, Walker, Frenzell, Saxton.

Oil was found in Echo in 1926. At the time, Echo had two general stores, a cotton gin, a gasoline plant, gas station, blacksmith shop, drug store, and short-order cafe.

Echo History from the Coleman County TXGenWeb site

Echo History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Location

31° 55' 41.52" N, 99° 19' 4.224" W