Eagle Mills

Eagle Mills, three miles northeast of Joaquin in northeastern Shelby County, was a sawmill community founded about 1885 and named for an employee of the Hicks Mill. In 1903 it had a school for fifty students, and in 1938 the school served seventy-three. At one time the community had the school, a gin, a store, churches, and sawmills, but the town declined as the forest in the area was cut down. By 1946 Eagle Mills had lost its businesses and only one residence 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.

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