Eaton was near Mills Creek two miles southwest of Thornton in southern Limestone County. It was named for Silas Eaton, who settled on Mill Creek in 1854. The community centered around a gristmill and a school. County highway maps of 1948 showed a few scattered houses at the site.

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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