Carolina was just off Farm Road 935 near Deer Creek, three miles southwest of Chilton in western Falls County. It was one of the earliest settlements in Falls County west of the Brazos River. A post office called Deer Creek was established in 1852; the name was soon changed to Carolina by several settlers from North Carolina, who thought that the landscape resembled that of their former home. The first Presbyterian church in Falls County was established there in 1854 when the church at Elm Creek near Cameron in Milam County moved to Carolina. The Carolina post office was discontinued in 1873. When the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway bypassed the community in the late 1880s, most of the residents moved. By the 1930s a cemetery was all that remained.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl | © Texas State Historical Association
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