Blundell Creek rises three miles south of Mount Vernon in central Franklin County (at 33°08' N, 95°14' W). It originally ran southeast for fifteen miles to join Big Cypress Creek (at 33°04' N, 95°02' W) 3½ miles southeast of Monticello in Titus County. During the late 1960s the Dallas Power and Light Company constructed a dam across the creek near its mouth to form Lake Monticello. The stream, which is intermittent in its upper and middle reaches, crosses a gently undulating to rolling area with loamy topsoil. The land is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.
Is history important to you?
We need your support because we are a non-profit organization that relies upon contributions from our community in order to record and preserve the history of our state. Every penny helps.
Please make your contribution today.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 29, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994