DEER CREEK, TX (CLAY COUNTY)
DEER CREEK, TEXAS (Clay County). Deer Creek, named for a nearby stream, is on Farm Road 1883 fifteen miles southwest of Henrietta in southern Clay County. The area was settled shortly after 1900. During the mid-1930s Deer Creek had a population less than ten, but by the 1940s it had an estimated twenty-five residents, two churches, a school, and a business. The population continued to be reported at twenty-five until the mid-1960s.
William Charles Taylor, A History of Clay County (Austin: Jenkins, 1972).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.David Minor, "DEER CREEK, TX (CLAY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrd14), accessed May 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.