Photos by Rebecca Bunger
Where is Eden?
Eden lies 18.5 miles east northeast of the geodetic center of Texas. "Geodetic" has to do with measuring by satellite the exact distance between the four borders as calculated by the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors in 1989. Should you calculate like a long ago Texas land commissioner, balance a map of the state on a pencil point, and the center of Texas comes out about 40 miles east northeast of Eden. So, roughly, we're about in the middle of Texas, deep in the heart of Texas, the place where deer and antelope play, wheat grows, cattle, sheep and goats graze and the people are down right friendly. Eden is 40 minutes from San Angelo, 3 hours from Austin, 2.5 hours from San Antonio, and 4.5 hours from Dallas.