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    STREETER, TEXAS

    Mason County, Texas Hill Country
    Big and Little Bluff creeks just north of US 377
    9 miles W of Mason
    30 miles NE of Junction
    51 miles NW of Fredericksburg
    119 NW of Austin
    107 W of Georgetown

    Population: 100 est. (2000)

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    Streeter TX - Cactus on the Country Road
    Approaching Streeter from the north
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, June 2011
    History in a Pecan Shell

    The first settlers were Irish (1855) and within a few years they were joined by German immigrants. Settlement was first along Big and Little creeks and Honey Creek and the town was first known as either Bluff Creek Community or Honey Creek Community.

    In September, 1890, a post office was established and the submitted name was Streeter after early settler Samuel T, Streeter.

    In 1870 a Baptist church formed and the town had a cotton gin and a flour mill. There had been a school, earlier, on Honey Creek, but Streeter didn't have a school of their own until 1900. Streeter was quarantined for smallpox in 1903 and telephone service began in 1917.

    The post office closed its doors in 1970. The population of Streeter which had been reported as 100 people from 1925 dropped to only 60 by 1964. Streeter has since rebounded to about 100 people.

    Photographer's Note:
    Streeter Today

    "Not much to see in Streeter these days. An old closed store perhaps, a few old structures in the brush and a few scattered residences. The only activity seen in the area was the irrigated hay farms, as the area is in an extreme drought." - Will Beauchamp
    , June 27, 2011
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, June 2011
    More Texas Signs
    Mason County Texas 1907 Postal map
    Mason County 1907 Postal map showing Streeter
    (Above "MA" in "MASON")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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