ATKINS CREEK. Atkins Creek rises near Highway 149 in west central Montgomery County (at 30°25' N, 95°42' W) and runs southeast for four miles to its mouth on Lake Conroe, three miles northeast of Montgomery (at 30°24' N, 95°40' W). It was named for William Atkins, who received a grant of land near its headwaters in 1831. The creek crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."ATKINS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rba88), accessed December 10, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.