Big Sandy Creek rises a mile northwest of Newport in southern Clay County (at 33°30' N, 98°04' W) and flows east for just under forty miles, through southwestern Montague County and central Wise County. The stream is impounded in southwestern Montague County to form Lake Amon G. Carter. Below the lake, six miles west of Sunset, the creek resumes its course, then passes within two miles of Alvord and joins the West Fork of the Trinity River five miles east of Bridgeport in central Wise County (at 33°12' N, 97°40' W). Big Sandy Creek flows over mostly flat land surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Throughout the county's history the area has been used as range and crop land.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Big Sandy Creek (Clay County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994