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Spring Creek County

Andrew F. Muir General Entry

Spring Creek County, established for judicial and other purposes on January 21, 1841, included parts of the future Grimes, Montgomery, and Harris counties. It was named for the creek that ran through its center; the county seat was to be named Greenville. The county was abolished by a Texas Supreme Court decision, Stockton v. Montgomery (1842), which declared judicial counties unconstitutional.


James Wilmer Dallam, A Digest of the Laws of Texas (Baltimore: Toy, 1845). Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).

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

Andrew F. Muir, “Spring Creek County,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 15, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/spring-creek-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

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