Catfish Creek (Henderson County)

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Catfish Creek, also known as Catfish Bayou, rises just south of the Steele lakes in southwestern Henderson County (at 32°08' N, 95°43' W) and runs southwest for thirty-seven miles through southwestern Henderson County and western Anderson County to its mouth on the Trinity River, by the Coffield State Department of Corrections facility (at 31°46' N, 95°56' W). The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with mixed pine and hardwood trees, and the gently sloping to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sand, clay, and loam. The area is used as woodland and for agriculture. The major tributaries of Catfish Creek include Beaver Creek and Coon Creek. Catfish Creek has been dammed at two points in Henderson County to form Rainbo Lake and Catfish Creek Ranch Lake.

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

Anonymous, “Catfish Creek (Henderson County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994