TURKEY CREEK (GRIMES COUNTY)
TURKEY CREEK (Grimes County). Turkey Creek rises three miles west of Anderson in west central Grimes County (at 30°30' N, 96°03' W) and runs southwest six miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, four miles north of Navasota (at 30°27' N, 96°06' W). It crosses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by loam that supports stands of timber, comprised of post oak, blackjack oak, water oak, elm, pecan, and hackberry, along the creek's banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began in the early 1830s. A Methodist church known as Steele's Chapel was constructed on the upper creek following the Civil War. By the 1890s the Erwin community, still extant, had been founded on the headwaters in proximity to the cotton gins established by the brothers Will H. and Simon Fuqua.
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