Indian Creek

Indian Creek is a residential community located south of State Highway 31 about seven miles west-southwest of Tyler in western Smith County. It was named for nearby Indian Creek, which had been a hiding place for Cherokee forces in 1839. Farmers probably settled in this area in the late 1800s to early 1900s, and by the 1920s the region of Indian Creek had its own school district. The residential community of Indian Creek most likely began sometime after the construction of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company plant in the early 1960s, when employees moved into the area. In 2000 Indian Creek had a population of 300.

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

Indian Creek is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.30504400
    Longitude
    -95.39775100

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Indian Creek by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
300 2009 Local Officials