Bear Creek rises a mile southeast of Bronson in west central Sabine County (at 31°20' N, 94°00' W) and flows south for twelve miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir (at 31°11' N, 94°00' W). Before the impoundment of Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the late 1950s, Bear Creek extended to Ayish Bayou and formed part of the boundary between San Augustine and Jasper counties. The area is gently sloping to moderately steep, surfaced with loams, and heavily wooded, with pine trees predominating.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Sabine County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 22, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994