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Do you know of Flint Creek ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Flint Creek. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Flint Creek.

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Flint Creek, so we are uncertain whether Flint Creek is a community, a post office or a post office located in a community and having the same name. While we don't have its location, we believe that Flint Creek would be found somewhere in Young County, Texas.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Flint Creek ...

We found three communities that share the name Flint Creek.

Within Texas, the name Flint Creek is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Flint Creek [Benton County].
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Flint Creek [Ontario County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Delaware County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Flint Creek [Delaware County].

More Orphans in  Young County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Young County.

Carbondale 
Crozier 
  
Fort Belknap Park 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Flint Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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