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MILL CREEK, TX (WASHINGTON COUNTY)

MILL CREEK, TEXAS (Washington County). Mill Creek is on County Road 28 and the Southern Pacific line, three-fourths of a mile south of Lake Lange and 5½ miles from Brenham in southwestern Washington County. The predominantly black community had become the ninth largest population center in Washington County by 1930, when it had seventy-five residents. It reached its maximum growth in the twentieth century, unlike many Washington County communities. Mill Creek maintained the same population level from 1930 until 1950, when the estimated number of residents dropped to forty. Although commercial activity declined by 1970 due to the proximity of Brenham and improved transportation, in 1988 Mill Creek remained a supply point for the surrounding area. With an influx from Brenham and Houston of new weekend and permanent residents, the community had become predominantly white. Extensive house construction had resulted in a fine new residential section. Mount Pilgrim Church is in the Mill Creek vicinity. The population was still reported as forty through 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

W. O. Dietrich, The Blazing Story of Washington County (Brenham, Texas: Banner Press, 1950; rev. ed., Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1973).

Carole E. Christian

Citation

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

Carole E. Christian, "MILL CREEK, TX (WASHINGTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm43), accessed December 27, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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