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HICKMAN CREEK (NEWTON COUNTY)

HICKMAN CREEK (Newton County). Hickman Creek rises eight miles northeast of Burkeville in northeastern Newton County (at 31°06' N, 93°37' W) and runs east for 3½ miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, five miles upstream from the bridge for Texas State Highway 63 and Louisiana State Highway 8 (at 31°05' N, 93°33' W). The watercourse was probably named for Theophilus Hickman, who held an original land grant on an unnamed southern tributary of Hickman Creek and operated a ferry over the Sabine River. Several dismantled railroads, both north and south of Hickman Creek, indicate that the area was once the site of intensive lumbering activity.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1978).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"HICKMAN CREEK (NEWTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbh55), accessed December 20, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.