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MUDDY CREEK CHURCH, TEXAS. Muddy Creek Church was a rural community on Farm Road 69 four miles north of Quitman in north central Wood County. It was probably named for a nearby stream. A Muddy Creek public school district for blacks was established in 1884, though no 1896 records exist for a school by that name. In the 1930s the community had a school, a church and cemetery, and a number of dwellings on country roads. The land for the church and cemetery was said to have been donated by the families of two prominent blacks, Elbert Jones and George Washington Parker. By the 1960s the school and most of the dwellings had disappeared. Muddy Creek Church was shown on the 1988 county highway map.

Adele W. Vickery and Ida Marie Turner, comps., Cemeteries of Wood County (3 vols., Mineola, Texas, 1970–71).
Rachel Jenkins

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Handbook of Texas Online, Rachel Jenkins, "Muddy Creek Church, TX," accessed October 23, 2016,

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