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SPRING HILL, TEXAS (Smith County). Spring Hill is a small rural church community at the intersection of Farm Road 164 and a medium-duty road three miles north of Noonday in western Smith County. Butler Creek runs through the area, which had been settled by 1903, when county records show that the one-teacher Spring Hill school had twenty-three white students. The settlement was not labeled on the 1936 county highway map but at that time included a church, a cemetery, a business, and a cluster of farms. The school had been replaced by a one-teacher elementary with fifty-one black students. By 1952 Spring Hill and surrounding schools had been consolidated into the Rice Independent School District. A 1966 map shows a church and a few scattered dwellings at the community. Spring Hill was still shown on the 1981 county highway map.


Edward Clayton Curry, An Administrative Survey of the Schools of Smith County, Texas (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1938). Smith County Historical Society, Historical Atlas of Smith County (Tyler, Texas: Tyler Print Shop, 1965).

Vista K. McCroskey


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

Vista K. McCroskey, "SPRING HILL, TX (SMITH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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