Basset Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Basset Creek, or Bassets Creek, rises just west of Palestine in south central Anderson County (at 31°47' N, 95°39' W) and runs southwest for 5½ miles, through southwestern Anderson County, to its mouth on Town Creek, three miles southwest of Palestine (at 31°44' N, 95°42' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its banks are heavily wooded in places with post oaks, and the surrounding nearly level to steeply sloping terrain is surfaced by sandy and clayey upland soils used predominantly for agriculture.

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

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

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994