NAIL CREEK. Nail Creek rises three miles northwest of Tenaha in northern Shelby County (at 31°58' N, 94°18' W) and runs northeast for eight miles through southern Panola County to its mouth on Murvaul Creek, two miles west of Murvaul (at 32°04' N, 94°16' W). It traverses generally flat terrain, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."NAIL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbnak), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.