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Welcome to Eldorado ...

The city of Eldorado is located in Hill Country.

Eldorado is located in Schleicher County<1> and is the County Seat for Schleicher County.

The location of Eldorado has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Eldorado, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eldorado has a population of 1,589 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Eldorado is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Eldorado is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Eldorado lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Eldorado is within the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Eldorado: 76936<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eldorado had an population of 1,589 people. This is a decrease of 18.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eldorado had a population of 1,951 people (or 56.37% of the total population of Schleicher County). This makes Eldorado the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,951 people, the population of Eldorado has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,951 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eldorado.

Communities Also Named Eldorado ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Eldorado - they are located in Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eldorado.

Communities near Eldorado ...

We have created a list of 5 communities that are near Eldorado.

  • Sonora
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
    • Sonora is located in Sutton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,764 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora <6>
  • Christoval
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
  • Knickerbocker
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
  • Fort McKavett ‑ Historic
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
  • Mertzon
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eldorado. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eldorado.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Eldorado. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eldorado.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eldorado. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eldorado.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eldorado ...

Looking for more information about Eldorado? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Eldorado, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eldorado.

Adding Eldorado to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eldorado in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Eldorado was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Eldorado post office opened in 1895.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Eldorado.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eldorado. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Schleicher, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eldorado.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eldorado - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Eldorado). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eldorado or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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