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BIG CREEK (Jasper County). Big Creek rises six miles south of Jasper in central Jasper County (at 30°51' N, 93°59' W) and flows southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Neches River, four miles south of Town Bluff Dam (at 30°46' N, 94°08' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs through gently undulating terrain surfaced by deep loam that supports pines and grasses. A nineteenth-century observer described Big Creek as "a beautiful stream of clear-running water."


W. T. Block, ed., Emerald of the Neches: The Chronicles of Beaumont from Reconstruction to Spindletop (Nederland, Texas: Nederland Publishing, 1980).


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

"BIG CREEK (JASPER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.