Bear Creek (Stephens County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bear Creek rises near the Shackelford county line in southwestern Stephens County (at 32°37' N, 99°06' W) and runs east for seven miles to its mouth on Big Sandy Creek, near Hog Mountain (at 32°38' N, 99°00' W). For most of its course the creekbed runs at the feet of rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses. At the mouth the terrain flattens somewhat and becomes sandy, and the vegetation includes scattered oak mottes and bunch grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Bear Creek (Stephens County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994