ROCK CREEK, TX (MCLENNAN COUNTY)
ROCK CREEK, TEXAS (McLennan County). Rock Creek is on a stream of the same name ten miles northwest of downtown Waco in northern McLennan County. Settlement of the area began shortly after the Civil War. Rock Creek grew quickly, and by the end of the nineteenth century it had a gin, several businesses, and two churches. Much of the community was destroyed by a tornado in 1913, and many residents chose to move away rather than rebuild. In the early 1930s the settlement had ten residents and three businesses; the number of residents had risen to sixty by the early 1940s but fell to twenty-five by 1945. Two businesses remained in the community in the 1980s, when the population was estimated at twenty-five. It was still twenty-five through 2000.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Rock Creek, TX (McLennan County)," accessed February 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnr34.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.