BIG CREEK, TX

Robert Wooster

BIG CREEK, TEXAS. Big Creek is off Farm Road 2666 eight miles southeast of Coldspring and sixty miles north of Houston in southern San Jacinto County. It originally developed around a Methodist church known as Farley's Chapel and was established before the 1890s; Bill Lovett, George Howard, and John Jagers were among the early inhabitants. The little farming community did not have a post office or stores, but numerous tram lines in the vicinity and the fact that extensive lands were acquired or leased there by the Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company indicate that logging was important in the area. Although the tram lines have been abandoned, two churches and scattered buildings remained in the mid-1980s. The settlement is just east of Big Creek Scenic Area.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ruth Hansbro, History of San Jacinto County (M.A. thesis, Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1940).

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.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Wooster, "BIG CREEK, TX," accessed October 20, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvb61.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on TexasAlmanac.com!
visit the mytsha forums to participate

View these posts and more when you register your free MyTSHA account.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...