Alligator Creek (Van Zandt County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Alligator Creek, also known as the West Fork of Kickapoo Creek, rises a mile north of Tundra in southwestern Van Zandt County (at 32°29' N, 95°53' W) and runs ten miles to its mouth on Kickapoo Creek, three miles southwest of Martin's Mill (at 32°24' N, 95°50' W). The stream traverses rolling prairie surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite, grasses, and mixed hardwood and pine forests; toward the mouth the terrain becomes flatter, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses predominate.

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

Anonymous, “Alligator Creek (Van Zandt County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994