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EATON, TEXAS (Limestone County). 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).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "EATON, TX (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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