Caney Creek rises five miles northeast of Center in northeastern Shelby County (at 31°49' N, 94°06' W) and runs southeast for five miles to its mouth on Tenaha Creek (at 31°48' N, 94°03' W). It traverses flat to moderately steep terrain surfaced by soils varying from sandy to clayey and loamy. The local countryside is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Caney Creek (Shelby County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
December 1, 1994