Rice Mill Creek Historic Places

Rice Mill Creek

Revisiting Rice Mill Creek as Hord's Creek and Mill

Eldridge Hord died in 1898 in compliance with the decree & order issued by the County Court of Hawkins County, Tennessee at its Feb term 1899 appointed commisioners, named in the order to go upon the of dec'd Eldridge Hord and William Hord located in the 7th civil district of said county and state on the north side of Holston River. And make partition of said land according to the last will and testatment of deceased Eldridge Hord and among their legal heirs of the deceased William Hord. Below is the plat submitted with their report (on page 237). (Hawkins County Deed Bk 48, p 234. Located and Copied by Regina Koger, Hawkins County Registers of Deeds).

Rice Mill Creek

Indenture 10 Mar 1814-WILLIAM HORD, Hawkins County, TN, one part and Daniel Rice, same place, other part, that the said Dan'l Rice in consideration of $500 cash in hand pd, has granted and sold unto the said William Hord a tract of 10 acres in said county including an island in Holston River opposite to mouth of RICE MILL CREEK, known by name of Rice's Island. Wit: Hugh Graham, William Young, (Excerpts from Deed Book 3 page 269, by this author).

Notice the Island in the Holston River where Hords Creek empties. This island (formerly Rice Island) drawn on the plat proves that Rice Mill Creek is now Hords Creek and the Island is now called Hord's Island on the Hawkins County Map we have at the archive, and is part of this 1898 division.

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