The community was founded in the early 1900s and was named for the McCall family, early settlers in the area. In 1911, the community was incorporated as the village of McCall. The village had a recorded population of 140 at the 1920 census and 169 in 1930. Thereafter, the community reverted to unincorporated status.
Today, McCall Creek has a store and sawmill. Although it is unincorporated, McCall Creek has a post office, with the ZIP code of 39647. With the widening of Highway 84 from two lanes to four, the store was demolished. The additional two lanes went in north of the existing two lane road.