LITTLE CREEK
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

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