CYPRESS CREEK (POLK COUNTY)
CYPRESS CREEK (Polk County). Cypress Creek rises in southeastern Polk County about 4½ miles west of the intersection of the Polk, Tyler, and Hardin county lines (at 30°31' N, 94°37' W) and runs southeast through Hardin County for thirty-nine miles to its mouth on Village Creek, three miles east of Kountze (at 30°22' N, 94°15' W). The only major tributary of the stream is Flat Cypress Creek, which rises just over 1½ miles south of the Polk county line (at 30°28' N, 94°34' W) and passes through swampy terrain in its upper reaches before joining Cypress Creek just over 1½ miles south of Honey Island (at 30°22' N, 94°25' W). Cypress Creek traverses heavily wooded areas typical of Hardin County and was used to raft logs to Beaumont lumbermills before the expansion of the railroads in the late 1800s.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."CYPRESS CREEK (POLK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbcnz), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.