Creath

Creath, on Farm Road 1733 near Wilcox Branch, some fifteen miles northeast of Crockett in eastern Houston County, was established around 1900 by M. B. Creath, who operated the community's general store and cotton gin. A post office opened there in 1904, with Creath as postmaster. In the mid-1930s the community had a store, a number of houses, and an estimated population of 100. After World War II many of its residents moved away, and by the early 1990s only a few widely scattered houses remained. In 2000 the population was twenty.

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.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Creath is classified as a Town

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Locations

  • Latitude
    31.44795800
    Longitude
    -95.22327400

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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Creath by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials