Map of the Lake Creek Settlement
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Below is a scan of an 1861 map of Montgomery County which has been highlighted to show the lands
previously known as the Lake Creek Settlement. Use this map to locate the land grants of persons named in
the records included on this site. To see this map enlarged, click on the map.
Map of Lake Creek Settlement
The Lake Creek Settlement was bounded by the West Fork of the San Jacinto River on its
east side and by the stream named Lake Creek on its south and west sides. A number of early settlers received
land grants within the boundaries of what became known as the Lake Creek Settlement. The land grants highlighted
on this map indicate the land owners and/or real estate mentioned by name in the Lake Creek Settlement documents
listed on the Home page. These documents give us a very good idea of where the Lake
Creek Settlement was located and its approximate size.
It is important to note that the lands west of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River on this
map were located in Austin's Colony. The lands east of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River on
this map were located in Vehlein's Colony. The lands on the Austin's Colony side of the the West Fork were
granted in 1831 and the lands on the Vehlein's Colony side of the West Fork were granted four years later in
This map was prepared for the 2017 dedication ceremony for the Texas Historical Commission marker approved
in 2016 for the Lake Creek Settlement. The map shows the location of present-day roads, towns and cities with regard to where
the Lake Creek Settlement was located.