Eaton, TX (Limestone County)

By: Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Type: General Entry

Published: January 1, 1995

Eaton was near Mills Creek two miles southwest of Thornton in southern Limestone County. It was named for Silas Eaton, who settled on Mill Creek in 1854. The community centered around a gristmill and a school. County highway maps of 1948 showed a few scattered houses at the site.

Ray A. Walter, A History of Limestone County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1959).


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Eaton, TX (Limestone County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 23, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995