Deer Creek, TX (Clay County)


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994


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

David Minor, “Deer Creek, TX (Clay County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/deer-creek-tx-clay-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
December 1, 1994

Place
Deer Creek
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379647
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Clay County
Associated Names

Shilo

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.63649300°
  • Longitude: -98.28754750°