Christopher Long

CREEK, TEXAS. Creek, on Farm Road 1280 fifteen miles southwest of Crockett in southwestern Houston County, was established after the Civil War and named for its location on Big Creek. A school began operating there around 1885, and a post office opened in 1888. By the early 1890s the settlement had an estimated population of 150 and several gristmills and gins, as well as a blacksmith, sawmill, chair factory, and general store. The town began to decline in the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s only a church, a cemetery, and a few houses remained. In the early 1990s Creek was a dispersed rural community with a church and cemetery.

Armistead Albert Aldrich, The History of Houston County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1943). Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).

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