Billiams Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Billiams Creek (also known as Billam's, Billiam's, Billiums, Billums, and Billum's Creek) rises seven miles southwest of Colmesneil in northwest central Tyler County (at 30°52' N, 94°32' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Neches River, between Best Bend and Sheephead Bend, not far from the site of old Fort Terán, in the extreme north of Tyler County (at 31°00' N, 94°26' W). Billiams Creek, the water and power source for a thriving pioneer settlement established about 1840, is said to have been named for Chief Billiams of the Billiams Indians, a group of Cherokees that the early settlers found living along Billiams and Wolf creeks. The Billiams Creek area provided cypress and pine lumber and excellent cotton-growing blackland, and was the site of the Billiams Creek community.

It's Dogwood Time in Tyler County (Woodville, Texas), March 1953, 1954, 1956, 1963.

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

Anonymous, “Billiams Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

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