YOUR KEY TO THE CITY

US Facts       Footsteps of History       Footsteps of History In Pictures       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Home     SEARCH THE INTERNET



Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
El Campo
Wharton County, Texas

ZipCodes
77437

Motto
Pearl of the Prairie



Page Contents for El Campo, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Historical Events



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of El Campo is approximately 10,511 1990, 11602 2010.
The approximate number of families is 4,133 1990, 4140 2010.
The amount of land area in El Campo is 14.781 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from El Campo to Washington DC is 1330 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
El Campo is positioned 29.19 degrees north of the equator and 96.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

about eighty miles south of Houston
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

In the late 1800s cowboys would drive cattle to the train tracks in the middle of the prairie here and would set up camp. This wasbefore El Campo was founded. A beacon that "gleamed like a pearl in the night" was located at the train tracks where the men camped and the cattle would be loaded on the train. Hence the name El Campo which is translated The Camp, and Pearl of the Prairie for the shining light.
Return to Index


El Campo Historical Events

2004, July 14
My rescue by El Campo's EMT Rhonda Farrar
Place: Garner State Park
Time: 2;00 AM
Mine is short story, but one I feel I need to share with you.
My husband and I are in our fifties, had purchased a new pop-up camper and headed for Garner State Park. We were having an amazing time- the beautiful area, the water, the wildlife- totally unbelievable!! We had met some of the nicest people and we're thoroughly enjoying ourselves. On our last night there, my husband had a "seizure." "Bruce Mills and wife Judy whom I had not met before came over immediately to help w/my husband- Before the ambulance could arrive, and EMT named Rhonda Farrar popped in and started taking "vitals." She took complete, confident control over the situation. After the Ambulance took my husband to "Uvalde?", Ms Rhonda's job did not end there. She stayed w/me through the night-drove me around as I'm not much of a driver cared for me while the hospital cared for my husband. Rhonda went above and beyond the call of duty that night. She is a special woman with a very special heart!!! 'Thank you God' for sending me Rhonda and 'Thank You' Rhonda for being there!!!
Sincerely and with all my love to you,
Kathleen Matteson

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.



Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search