Eden, Texas welcome sign
Eden is a city in Concho County,Texas, United States. The population was 2,766 at the 2010 census. About half of the population consists of inmates housed at the Eden Detention Center, a for-profit prison operated byCorrections Corporation of Americaunder contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Eden is located at the intersection ofU.S. Highway 83, which extends north to Abilene and south to Junction, andU.S. Highway 87, a link from San Angelo to the northwest and San Antonio to the southeast.
Eden is the birthplace and hometown ofJames Earl Rudder, United States Armygeneral in World War II and former president of Texas A&M University inCollege Station. The James Earl Rudder Memorial Park is located in the Eden town square across from the city hall and the Don Freeman Memorial Museum. A small green space, it contains a large gazebo and picnic tables.
Eden Detention Center, operated by Corrections Corporation of America
The intersection of U.S. Highways 83 and 87 in Eden
Gazebo in James Earl Rudder Park
The "Garden of Eden" green space and nature trails in Eden, Texas