Christmas Creek

By: Ellen Maschino

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Christmas Creek rises seven miles east of Axtell in northeastern Limestone County (at 31°41' N, 96°52' W) and runs southeast and then north for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, near Lake Mexia (at 31°39' N, 96°37' W). The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by clay that supports mesquite, grasses, hardwood forest, and scrub brush. The stream was named by a group of surveyors who camped there on Christmas Day of 1855.

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

Ellen Maschino, “Christmas Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994