Indian Creek, Texas                    




Indian Creek, on Farm Road 586 in southern Brown County, was named for a local watercourse. In 1876 a post office was established in Francis Harris's general store, and that same year a school was built in Tom McAden's pasture. The community had two stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop in 1879. Indian Creek remained a small community. The writer Katherine Anne Porter was born there on May 15, 1890, and drew upon memories of Central Texas life in much of her writing. In 1945 Indian Creek had two businesses, a school, and sixty residents. Its school was consolidated with the Brookesmith schools in 1948-49. The community's population in 1988 was twenty-eight.

from the Handbook of Texas Online

1936 Map of Indian Creek from General Highway Map of Brown County, 1936 View map legend
Map of Indian Creek, Texas
Indian Creek, Texas from Texas Escapes