Rhea Mills, Texas

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Rhea Mills, Texas
Unincorporated place
Rhea Mills is located in Texas
Rhea Mills
Rhea Mills
Location within the state of Texas
Rhea Mills is located in the US
Rhea Mills
Rhea Mills
Rhea Mills (the US)
Coordinates: 33°15′44″N 96°43′58″W / 33.26222°N 96.73278°W / 33.26222; -96.73278Coordinates: 33°15′44″N 96°43′58″W / 33.26222°N 96.73278°W / 33.26222; -96.73278
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin,
Area
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 730 ft (222.5 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 47
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75078
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
GNIS feature ID 1380436 [1]

Rhea Mills, Texas is an unincorporated farming community in Collin County, Texas, United States. It is located at the junction of Farm-to-Market Road 2478 and Farm-to-Market Road 1461.

Population[edit]

Through 1990, the population of the community was never reported at more than 100, and from 1940 through 1990 it was estimated at just under fifty. In 2000 the population was forty-seven.[2]

History[edit]

When brothers William A[3][4] and James C[5][6] Rhea built a flour and corn mill near the site, the town became established. Its spelling became the present Rhea Mills in late 1892 after having its name changed from the original Rhea's Mills. In 1876, a post office was established and remained active until it closed in late 1907 and the mail ran thereafter through McKinney in Collin County. Rhea Mills served as a trade and supply center for area farmers for most of its history. The southwest corner of the intersection of FM 2478 and FM 1461 is now within the town limits of Prosper, Texas.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feature Detail Report for: Rhea Mills, Geographic Names Information System, 31 Dec 1981, retrieved 20 Apr 2013 
  2. ^ a b David Minor, "RHEA MILLS, TX", Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association, retrieved 17 Mar 2013 
  3. ^ William A Rhea - United States Census, 1880, FamilySearch, retrieved 17 Mar 2013 
  4. ^ Capt. William A Rhea, Find a Grave, retrieved 17 Mar 2013 
  5. ^ James C Rhea - United States Census, 1880, FamilySearch, retrieved 17 Mar 2013 
  6. ^ Pvt. James C Rhea, Find a Grave, retrieved 17 Mar 2013 

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