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Bear Creek Settlement, Texas

History

Bear Creek Settlement. Started in 1850s by rancher Raleigh Gentry, who built a 2-room log house and cleared a small farm, but in 1862 sold out to cattlemen Rance Moore. 1860s settlers included Wm. and Lane Gibson, Charlie Jones, John New, A. J. Nixon, Billie Waites. Others came in 1870s after raids by Indians and outlaws were ended.- Historical Marker Text. Marker erected 1967. Marker location: from Junction, take IH-10W about 4 miles, then go north on FM 2291 4 miles.

Bear Creek Cemetery is located off on FM 2291 in the same area.

Location

30° 34' 49.3284" N, 99° 51' 42.0156" W