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GRAPE CREEK, TX (TOM GREEN COUNTY)

GRAPE CREEK, TEXAS (Tom Green County). Grape Creek is on Grape Creek just north of U.S. Highway 87 and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in north central Tom Green County. It was founded before 1900. In 1901 the community had a school for twenty-six pupils and one teacher, and by 1934 it had three elementary schools and a high school. State highway maps in 1936 showed the school, a church, a nearby cemetery, and scattered dwellings in the community. By the 1980s the Grape Creek-Pulliam School was in operation, and the area had become the site of a new subdivision known as Grape Creek Community. In 2000 the population was 3,138.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Julia Grace Bitner, The History of Tom Green County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). Clarence George Parsons, Proposed Plan for the Reorganization of the Schools in Tom Green County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1939).

Diana J. Kleiner

Citation

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

Diana J. Kleiner, "GRAPE CREEK, TX (TOM GREEN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg45), accessed September 18, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.