Amaladeros Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Amaladeros Creek, also known as Arroyo Amaladeros, rises a mile southeast of Mount Gillion Church in southeastern Nacogdoches County (at 31°36' N, 94°26' W) and flows southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on Attoyac Bayou, one mile east of Chireno (at 31°29' N, 94°19' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Amaladeros is believed to be a misspelling of the Spanish word amoladero, "grindstone," and the creek may have been named for the stones along its banks.

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

Anonymous, “Amaladeros Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994