Berry's Creek, TX


By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 30, 2018


Berry's Creek, also known as Johnsonville, was on Berry Creek five miles northeast of Georgetown in central Williamson County. John Berry, one of the earliest settlers in the county, founded a gristmill on Berry Creek in 1846, on a league of land granted him by the Republic of Texas. By the 1860s the Berry grant was also the site of a store-tavern-stagecoach stop called Berry's Creek, and the scattered community also had, at various times, a blacksmith shop and a gin. The Berry's Creek school, also called Boatner's School, had forty-five pupils and one teacher in 1903. Swedish emigrants came to the area in the late nineteenth century and about 1915 built the Free Mission Evangelical Church. The community had a population of fifty and two businesses in 1941. The school was consolidated with the Georgetown district in 1949. In 1988, though the Texas Almanac still listed the community as having a population of fifty, Berry's Creek no longer appeared on the county map. A population of fifty was reported again in 1990. No population estimate was available in 2000.

Clara Stearns Scarbrough, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County History (Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973).

Categories:
  • Peoples
  • Swedes
Places:
  • Communities

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

Mark Odintz, “Berry's Creek, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/berrys-creek-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 30, 2018

Place
Berry's Creek
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Williamson County
Associated Names

1

Johnsonville