HONEY CREEK (MASON COUNTY)

HONEY CREEK (Mason County). Honey Creek, an intermittent stream fed by numerous artesian springs, rises two miles north of Grit in western Mason County (at 30°50' N, 99°19' W) and runs south for twenty-two miles to its mouth on the Llano River, three-quarters of a mile southeast of Ranch Road 1871 (at 30°39' N, 99°19' W). The stream rises in the limestone hills on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and crosses an area of the Llano basin with terrain that varies from steep to rolling to flat. Local soils range from shallow and stony to deep sandy and clayey loams that support grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Around 1855 early settlers began to establish homes along the banks of Honey Creek. The resulting community was at first known as Honey Creek, then developed into Grit and part of Streeter. Around 1887 a bed of lignite was discovered on the creek, and the Wakefield Mining Company at one time owned part of the property, where it established coal-mining operations. The mine was later abandoned, probably because of transportation difficulties.

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