Birch Creek (Hopkins County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Birch Creek rises a mile southeast of downtown Sulphur Springs in south central Hopkins County (at 33°07' N, 95°38' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, formerly flowed fourteen miles to the south to empty into Lake Fork Creek three miles west of Yantis in northwestern Wood County (32°54' N, 95°39' W). In the late 1970s the lower streambed was inundated by Lake Fork Reservoir, so that the creek now flows into the reservoir two miles southeast of Seymore in extreme southern Hopkins County. The stream crosses generally flat terrain with local shallow depressions and sandy and clay loam soils. The area vegetation consists primarily of 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, “Birch Creek (Hopkins County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994