TexasEscapes.com  
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine

BRUSHY CREEK, TEXAS

Anderson County, East Texas

FM 315 and FM 837
13 Miles NE of Palestine
Population: 50 (2000)

Book Hotel Here > Palestine Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

Initial settlement occured around 1840 but things didn't develop until the 1870s when a wagon train of settlers arrived from South Carolina and a post office opened in 1873. By 1884 the population was estimated at 300 and the town had a school and thrree churches. The population was 100 for the 1890 census and just 131 ten years later. The post office closed in 1925 and the population remained at 100 from the mid 1920s through the late 40s when it declined to a mere 30. Oilfields were discovered near Brushy Creek which may account for a boost to 200 residents in the mid 1960s. But by 1970 it was back down to 70 people where it remained through the 80s. The figure for 2000 is 50 residents.
Brushy Creek Texas  1894 United Methodist  Church
The 1894 United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Brushy Creek Texas 1854 Pisgah Baptist Church
The 1854 Pisgah Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
More Texas Churches
Brushy Creek Texas Olive Branch Cemetery
Olive Branch Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
See Texas Cemeteries

Brushy Creek, Texas
Area Towns:

Palestine
East Texas
Book Hotel Here:

Palestine Hotels
More Hotels

More Texas Towns & Hotels:
Texas Town List
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas
Texas Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Custom Search
Palestine Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Palestine, Texas
Book Here
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes. All Rights Reserved