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CREEDMOOR, TX

By: Donna P. Parker

Creedmoor is at the intersection of Farm roads 1327 and 1625, fifteen miles southeast of Austin in southern Travis County. Though in the 1850s the site had general stores, a grocery, a meat market, a drugstore, a barbershop, a blacksmith shop, and an ice cream parlor, the name Creedmoor did not appear until the establishment of the community’s post office in 1880. Some sources say the town was originally called Willow Springs; others say it was first called Creekmoor but was renamed Creedmoor by settlers who wanted the name to express their faith. Dr. Jacob T. Wilhite, once the country’s foremost authority on rabies and the founder and director of the Pasteur Institute at the Austin State Hospital, was born in Creedmoor. The town’s population grew from twenty in 1896 to 150 by 1915. In 1921 a cyclone destroyed its four-room school and one of the local gins. The town suffered a drought in 1925. A 1946 map showed Creedmoor with a school, two churches, seven businesses, and more than thirty dwellings. In the 1950s it had two gins, and cotton was still a major local industry. Under threat of annexation by Austin in 1982, Creedmoor became the ninth community in Travis County to incorporate. In 1990 Creedmoor reported a population of 194, a store, a post office, and the San Francisco Catholic Church. The population in 2000 was 211, with three businesses.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Alcalde (magazine of the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas), April 1927. Austin American-Statesman, January 17, 1982. Mary Starr Barkley, History of Travis County and Austin, 1839–1899 (Waco: Texian Press, 1963).

Source: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hncaj

Creedmoor is located at 30.092094, -97.741954 about 15 miles south of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles.

As of the census of 2000, there were 211 people, 82 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 100.8 people per square mile (39.0/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 42.5 per square mile (16.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.62% White, 0.95% African American, 16.59% from other races, and 2.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.39% of the population.

There were 82 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,688, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $38,250 versus $28,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,143. About 1.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 17.6% of those sixty-five or over.

The City of Creedmoor is served by the Del Valle Independent School District. Creedmoor Elementary School is the newest elementary school in the district, and it has the largest attendance boundary of any district school. Aside from that school, Ojeda Middle School, and Del Valle High School also serves the city.

Creedmoor, Tx is a member of the Texas Municipal League.

The Texas Municipal League exists solely to provide services to Texas cities. The purpose of the League–Empowering Texas cities to serve their citizens. Since its formation in 1913, the League’s mission has remained the same: to serve the needs and advocate the interests of its members.

For more information on TML, visit them at https://www.tml.org/about

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