SMOTHERS CREEK. Smothers Creek (Smathers or Smeathers Creek) rises three miles west of Witting in north central Lavaca County (at 29°31' N, 97°06' W) and flows south for thirteen miles to its mouth on Rocky Creek, three miles southwest of Hallettsville (at 29°25' N, 97°00' W). The sandy loam of the area provides pasture and range with small areas devoted to cultivating corn and grain sorghum. Prior to 1950 these areas produced good crops of cotton. The stream is named for William Smothersqv (Smeathers) who settled in the area before the Texas Revolution.
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