Rock Island is an area in Colorado County, Texas, United States. The place received its first settlers in 1896 along the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. The area was originally referred to as Crasco after Crasco Creek that was situated nearby. In 1897, the name was changed to Rock Island. Also in August 1897, the area established its first post office with Charles Petersen as the first postmaster. In 1909, a hurricane passed through this place causing destruction of property. The first settlers of Rock Island were, C.S Penfield and Abraham Vorhees. Although this area is unincorporated, it has a post office.
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