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About China Spring
China Spring is a small unincorporated community located in central Texas, USA. It is situated approximately 12 miles northwest of Waco, Texas, and is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. China Spring is known for its rural atmosphere and is a predominantly residential area with a mix of homes, farms, and ranches.
The name “China Spring” is believed to have originated from a natural spring in the area that early settlers thought resembled the porcelain springs found in China. While it is a small community, it has its own school district, China Spring Independent School District, serving the educational needs of the local residents.
China Spring offers a more relaxed and rural lifestyle compared to the nearby city of Waco, making it an attractive place to live for those who prefer a quieter environment while still having access to the amenities and services provided by a larger city like Waco.
“China Spring is a census-designated place in northwestern McLennan County, Texas, United States. It lies approximately twelve miles northwest of Waco, on Farm-to-Market Road 1637, and is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Settlement of the area began as early as 1860, and the community was founded in 1867. It was named for a spring in a chinaberry grove. A post office was established there in May 1873 with Charles S. Eichelberger as postmaster. By the early 1880s, the community had 200 residents with five steam cotton gins and gristmills, three general stores and a Methodist church.
China Spring became the focus of a rural school district in the late 1920s. Two churches, a school, and many houses marked the community on topographic maps of the mid-1970s. The population for the year 2000 was reported at 4,087. By 2010, the population was estimated at 5,151. In 2005, the estimated median household income was $53,900 and the estimated median house/condo was $119,100.
Musician Ted Nugent owns a ranch in the area.”