Residents of Little
Creek are very close, almost like family. This could be because
most residents of Little Creek are, in one way or another kin
to each other. The oldest families of Little Creek settled in
the area around the late 1700's. Among the early settlers were
Zach CECIL, Billy MILLIRONS, and Bob HUNTER.
Known to its residents as "The Creek", Little Creek's
main industry in early years was farming and saw milling. Farming
is still a big part of the creek, but according to Little Creek
resident Cecil WOODYARD, "Most of our people make a living
driving trucks now.
According to WOODYARD, Little Creek hasn't. changed much since
it was first settled. "Little Creek is our home and residents
don't want to change it."
The communities oldest churches, Millirons Methodist Church and
Sassin Methodist Church were built in 1917. Both churches still
serve as places of worship for residents.
Little Creek was named for the body of water that runs through
the community. It winds and gurgles throughout the area and serves
as a cool place to relax in the summer.
Years ago Little Creek residents sent their children to Sassin
School to receive an education. The one room school house taught
grades 1-7. It stood in Little Creek about 100 years until it
was torn down in 1978.
When asking Little Creek residents about landmarks in their area,
one feature was always recalled, Hunter's Alum Spring, a resort
opened by William and Joseph HUNTER in 1853. Alum Springs became
popular throughout the years because of the famous water containing
large amounts of Alum. Guests would come from all over in order
to drink from the springs. The alum water was considered to be
able to cure just about any ailment a person could suffer from.
The resort burned down around 1914 and was never rebuilt. The
springs later disappeared because of blasting going on in the
area. Now all that remains as evidence that the resort ever existed
is a circle of stones where the springs emerged from the ground.
Little Creek residents are proud of their community. It is apparent
that it is the type of place where parents want their children
to grow up in and raise families of their own.
Source: SW Times, 1988