HONEY CREEK TRADING POST
The first eight families to settle on the banks of Honey
Creek eighteen miles north of Hamilton in 1856 were those of John
Quincy Anderson, M. A. Fuller, James G. Barbee, James R. Fuller, Henry
Fuller, Isaac Malone, Sr., Thomas Malone and Isaac Hollingsworth
Isaac Steen, born 5 May, 1826, came to the Honey Creek
area of Hamilton County about 1856. Isaac was the son of
Robert Steen of Union County, SC, and the grandson of William Steen
from Coleraine, Ireland. Isaac Steen was the County Treasurer from
1862 to 1864, was Tax Assessor from 1864-1866, was District Clerk in 1871,
and was County Clerk from 1876 until his death 26 February, 1881.
Creek Trading Post was approximately 2 1/2 miles southeast of the current
Hico where FM 1602 crosses Honey Creek.