Boons Creek (Lee County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Boons Creek rises in pastureland near the Fayette county line in southeastern Lee County (at 30°04' N, 96°56' W) and runs southeast for five miles to its mouth on Piney Creek, four miles south of Warda in Fayette County (at 30°01' N, 96°55' W). It traverses nearly level to undulating land surfaced by sandy loam interspersed with surface deposits of sand and gravel and heavy subsoils of clay mixed with gravel that support grasses, oak forests, water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, yaupon, and hackberry. The area is marginal for pasture and is occasionally used as a source of sand and gravel. Local sources generally credit the creek's name to a family that settled in the area shortly before the Civil War.

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

Anonymous, “Boons Creek (Lee County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994