WILCOX, TX (SOMERVELL COUNTY)
WILCOX, TEXAS (Somervell County). Wilcox was near the site of present-day George's Creek in the northeast corner of Somervell County. It was named for William Cox, who settled on a nearby bend of the Brazos River in 1855. Settlement began in the mid-1850s. Not long thereafter, however, the residents moved to the George's Creek settlement, which soon after the Civil War provided area farmers with a church, a school, and several businesses.
W. C. Nunn, Somervell: Story of a Texas County (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1975).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.David Minor, "WILCOX, TX (SOMERVELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvw51), accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles