Deer Creek

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Map of Medina County

Deer Creek, named for the bountiful wild deer in the area, was near the junction of the East and West Squirrel creeks, nine miles west of Yancey in far southwestern Medina County. In 1907 seventeen students attended the one-teacher Deer Creek School. In the 1920s ranching was the principal means of livelihood for members of the community. The school and a few scattered dwellings were in the community as late as 1947 but were abandoned by 1970.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Deer Creek is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Deer Creek is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.14940690
Longitude: -99.28920690

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated