Bee Creek Community

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Bee Creek Community


Bee Creek community was located about five miles south of Maypearl at Bee Creek and Bee Creek School House Roads. The creek runs though rolling terrain surfaced with clays and clay loams with oak, juniper and grasses.  It is rough land and was used mostly for range with some crop land.  Bee Creek empties into Chambers Creek about 5-1/2 miles north of Italy.

Postmasters were Thomas A. Canon, June 14, 1886; Clava V. Via, Sept. 25, 1886; Thomas A. Canon, Dec. 8, 1889; Amanda V. Vancleave, Dec. 1, 1891; Algenon S. Clement June 25, 1892; (name changed to Beecreek); Henry S. Vancleave Nov. 18, 1893; Marion C. Cornwell Juned 18, 1897; Hance Day Jan. 31, 1898; Matthew A. Davidson June 11, 1903.  Office was discontinued Sept. 15, 1904 with mail sent to Maypearl.

There once was a school and cemetery on the School House Road, but today the scattered stones of the cemetery are the only reminders of this community.


U. S. Postal Department, Washinigton, D. C.
Handbook of Texas Online
Personal visit to area and interviews with older residents


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