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Turkey Creek, Texas

Turkey Creek was six miles east of the site of Brenham in central Washington County, within two miles of the county center.  Map location (above) approximate.


Turkey Creek. In 1840 the Guyton family gave the community its name. Turkey Creek was one of four rival settlements in the 1844 county seat election. The community flourished during the 1840s but rapidly declined after Brenham became the permanent county seat. At present the site of Turkey Creek is farmland, and no trace of the settlement exists.  Source: Handbook of Texas Online

Turkey Creek was so named by a family of Guytons 'way back in the '40s, and was one of the four candidates for the county seat of Washington County in 1844. Every year somebody plows over the place where this town was, six miles east of Brenham — and every year somebody gathers cotton and corn where it once flourished, and nobody remembers much about Turkey Creek. - The History of Brenham and Washington County, 1915 by Mrs. R. E. Pennington


30° 9' 56.412" N, 96° 21' 12.492" W