Alligator Creek rises near Long Prairie in southeastern Navarro County (at 32° 04' N, 96° 13' W) and flows southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Richland Creek, near the junction of U. S. Highway 287 and Farm Road 488 in northeastern Freestone County (at 31° 57' N, 96° 05' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, flows through flat to rolling terrain surfaced with clayey and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Alligator Creek (Navarro County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 18, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994