Jones Creek, Texas

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Jones Creek is a village in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,130 at the 2000 census.

The Father of Texas,[3] Stephen F. Austin,[4] first settled in Jones Creek. His original grave resides in the Gulf Prairie Cemetery[5] located on Gulf Prairie Road[6] in Jones Creek. Emily Austin Perry[7] (Stephen F. Austin's sister)[8] and her second husband, James Franklin Perry[9] settled in Jones Creek too[10] at the now historic Peach Point Plantation.[11] Jones Creek is named for Randal Jones, a military leader of early lower Brazos Anglo colonists. Jones led the June 22, 1824,[12] attack on a group of Karankawa Indians[13] on the banks of a certain small stream of water—a creek—located in the lower Brazos region. Afterwards this particular creek near the San Bernard River became associated with the name "Jones", and the event was noted in history as "The Battle of Jones Creek".[14] Thereafter, the geographic vicinity of this very creek, and not just the creek itself, became described as Jones Creek too.

There are Recorded Historic Texas Landmarks[15] in Jones Creek for each of the following:

  • Major Reuben R. Brown
  • Battle of Jones Creek
  • Major Guy M. Bryan
  • William Joel Bryan
  • Major James Peckham Caldwell
  • Ellerslie Plantation
  • Gulf Prairie
  • Henry William Munson
  • Peach Point
  • Little Old House at Peach Point
  • Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry
  • James Franklin Perry


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