Blair Creek rises eight miles southwest of Mount Vernon in southwestern Franklin County (at 33°05' N, 95°15' W) and flows south for three miles to its mouth, on Lake Cypress Springs. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Upstream, the terrain is gently undulating to rolling with a loamy surface; downstream, the soils are sandy. The area is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating. The stream was probably named for James Blair, who patented land near its mouth.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Blair Creek (Franklin County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 18, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994