Eagle Mills, TX

By: D. R. Taylor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995

Eagle Mills, three miles northeast of Joaquin in northeastern Shelby County, was a sawmill community founded about 1885 and named for an employee of the Hicks Mill. In 1903 it had a school for fifty students, and in 1938 the school served seventy-three. At one time the community had the school, a gin, a store, churches, and sawmills, but the town declined as the forest in the area was cut down. By 1946 Eagle Mills had lost its businesses and only one residence remained.

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

D. R. Taylor, “Eagle Mills, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/eagle-mills-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995

Eagle Mills
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Shelby County
Associated Names