Established in November 1997, Bear Creek is a village in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 381 in 2014 (Approx. Males: 182 & Females: 199). Bear Creek village was established for better local control and gain freedom from the threat of annexation by the City of Austin with its high taxes and excessive regulations. On November 4, 1997 the residents of the Bear Creek Oaks Subdivision voted 2 to 1 to incorporate as a Village.

Bear Creek is located in northern Hays County. It is bordered to the north and east by the city of Austin and is 16 miles (26 km) by road southwest of downtown. The northern border of Bear Creek is the Travis County line, and the eastern border follows Farm Road 1826.

Bear Creek is a country residential community located off U. S. Highway 290 about fifteen miles southwest of Austin and twenty-two miles north of San Marcos in northern Hays County near the Travis county line. Settlement began in this area, named for a nearby stream, in the early 1850s. Luis Capt settled on Bear Creek in 1851 and built a dam and gristmill there. Others soon arrived in the region, known for a time as Capt’s Mill. Thomas Jefferson Johnson came to the area in 1852 and established his school, Johnson Institute. John Wuthrich, Isham Good, John Wahrenberger, and Ove Oldham also settled around Bear Creek in the 1850s. In 1867 the mill was washed away, and Johnson Institute closed in 1872. Bear Creek became an extinct community. A century later development in the vicinity of the old Johnson Institute and Friday Mountain Ranch began anew. By the early 1980s county highway maps showed a residential subdivision called Bear Creek Oaks. The community had incorporated as Bear Creek by 2000 and reported a population of 360. It is part of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), all of it recorded as land. Bear Creek, the village’s namesake, passes 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south of the village limits and is part of the Onion Creek watershed, flowing to the Colorado River.

The village of Bear Creek is served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District.

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