Ricker, TX


By: Rachel Jenkins

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Ricker (possibly also known as Steepe Creek or Stepp's Creek after a local stream) was a railroad station on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway six miles east of Brownwood in southeastern Brown County. Reportedly settled around 1877 by the T. D. Harris family, the community received a post office called Ricker in 1887 and by 1890 had a general store. The post office was closed in 1892 or 1893. In the mid-1930s the community had a few dwellings scattered near the railway station and was probably served by a school about a mile north on U.S. Highway 84. By the 1980s Ricker no longer appeared on highway maps, though a church called Stepps Creek was located a mile north of the site.

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

Rachel Jenkins, “Ricker, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ricker-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Ricker
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1889977
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Brown County
Associated Names

Stepps Creek

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.70043130°
  • Longitude: -98.92032680°