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JONES CREEK, TEXAS (Wharton County). Jones Creek, a dispersed rural community, is at a site on Jones Creek and Farm Road 2546, northwest of Lakeview oilfield and east of State Highway 71 in northwestern Wharton County. The community is served by a mail route from El Campo. In 1905 the Jones Creek school enrolled forty-nine pupils and had one teacher; by 1926 there were two Jones Creek schools, one for ninety-three white and one for thirty-five black pupils. The 1927 Wharton County Poll Tax roll listed sixty-one white registrants, seven of whom were women, and four colored registrants, one of whom was a woman. By the 1980s many Jones Creek residents had moved away, and only a few buildings and scattered dwellings remained at the townsite.

J. O. Graham, The Book of Wharton County, Texas (Wharton?: Philip Rich, 1926).
Claudia Hazlewood

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Handbook of Texas Online, Claudia Hazlewood, "Jones Creek, TX (Wharton County)," accessed October 26, 2016,

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