Prairie Creek, TX


By: Diana J. Kleiner

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995

Updated: January 7, 2021


Prairie Creek was a farming community north of State Highway 64 and nineteen miles southeast of Canton in southeastern Van Zandt County. The community had a school for White students in 1890; its enrollment was fifty-eight in 1906. A Black school had an enrollment of twenty-nine in 1903. The schools were consolidated with the Redland school in 1963. In 1936 Prairie Creek had a school and scattered dwellings and in 1965 had a church and a school.

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

Diana J. Kleiner, “Prairie Creek, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/prairie-creek-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995
January 7, 2021

Place
Prairie Creek
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1365723
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Van Zandt County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.42458790°
  • Longitude: -95.57384900°