Grace Creek

By: Suzanne Perry

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 15, 2014

Grace Creek, historically known as Grace's Creek, rises at Farm Road 1844 just south of the Upshur-Gregg county line in northern Gregg County (at 32°36' N, 94°48' W) and runs southeast for 10½ miles, passing through Longview and crossing under U.S. Highway 80, U.S. Highway 259, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, before reaching its mouth on the Sabine River, just north of Interstate Highway 20 (at 32°30' N, 94°45' W). The land around Grace Creek is nearly level and frequently flooded. Local soils vary from clay loam to fine sandy loam and, near the stream, support willow oak, water oak, black gum, and grasses. The creek was named, possibly for area resident W. P. Grace, as early as 1873, when a toll bridge was built across it to facilitate public travel.

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

Suzanne Perry, “Grace Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 01, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 15, 2014