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Big Sandy Creek (Newton County)

General Entry

Big Sandy Creek rises just west of Weeks Settlement in northwestern Newton County (at 31°05' N, 93°51' W) and flows northeast for twenty-two miles to its mouth on Sixmile Creek, in the Sabine National Forest in Sabine County (at 31°15' N, 93°42' W). the stream, intermittent in its upper stages, traverses generally hilly woodlands. Downstream, several abandoned tram railroad lines indicate the former presence of lumbering operations.

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

Anonymous, “Big Sandy Creek (Newton County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 08, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994