Bear Creek rises six miles south of Lufkin in south central Angelina County (at 31°15' N, 94°43' W) and flows south for 14½ miles to its mouth on the Neches River (at 31°06' N, 94°41' W). Upstream the rolling land is surfaced with sand and mud mixed with lignite and bentonite; there hardwood and pine forests grow. As the creek enters the floodplain of the Neches the terrain becomes flatter, and willow oak, water oak, black gum, and other water-tolerant species predominate.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Angelina County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 18, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994