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Alligator Lake

General Entry

Alligator Lake is a small intermittent natural lake on the west bank of the Trinity River 1½ miles above the mouth of Upper Keechi Creek, one-half mile east of Clear Lake in far eastern Leon County (at 31°24' N, 95°42' W). The oval-shaped body, scarcely a tenth of a mile in length, is fed by runoff in the Trinity bottoms. The surrounding level terrain is surfaced by clay that supports various hardwoods.


James Young Gates and H. B. Fox, A History of Leon County (Centerville, Texas: Leon County News, 1936; rpt. 1977). Frances Jane Leathers, Through the Years: A Historical Sketch of Leon County and the Town of Oakwood (Oakwood, Texas, 1946). Leon County Historical Collections, Vol. 1 (Centerville, Texas: Leon County Genealogical Society, 1981).

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

Anonymous, “Alligator Lake,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 21, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/alligator-lake.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

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