Atkins Creek rises near Highway 149 in west central Montgomery County (at 30°25' N, 95°42' W) and runs southeast for four miles to its mouth on Lake Conroe, three miles northeast of Montgomery (at 30°24' N, 95°40' W). It was named for William Atkins, who received a grant of land near its headwaters in 1831. The creek crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 24, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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November 1, 1994