Big Sandy Creek (Lamar County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Big Sandy Creek, also known as Sandy Creek, rises in south central Paris, in central Lamar County (33°39' N, 95°33' W), and flows southeast for five miles, then south for sixteen, to its mouth on the North Sulphur River, just north of the Delta county line (at 33°26' N, 95°25' W). It crosses low-lying floodplains surfaced by poorly drained clay that floods several times a year and supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Big Sandy Creek (Lamar County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994