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AMALADEROS CREEK

AMALADEROS CREEK. Amaladeros Creek, also known as Arroyo Amaladeros, rises a mile southeast of Mount Gillion Church in southeastern Nacogdoches County (at 31°36' N, 94°26' W) and flows southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on Attoyac Bayou, one mile east of Chireno (at 31°29' N, 94°19' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Amaladeros is believed to be a misspelling of the Spanish word amoladero, "grindstone," and the creek may have been named for the stones along its banks.

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"AMALADEROS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rba62), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.