Bean's Prairie, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bean's Prairie, also known as Bean's Creek, was a rural community on Beans Creek west of Alto in southeastern Cherokee County. Peter Ellis Bean settled there about 1839. At one time Bean's Prairie had a church, a mill, a gin, and a school, but in the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986). Hattie Joplin Roach, A History of Cherokee County (Dallas: Southwest, 1934).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Bean's Prairie, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Beans Creek
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Cherokee County
Associated Names

-'s Prairie

  • Latitude: 31.75045190°
  • Longitude: -95.22077850°