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BIG SANDY CREEK (Falls County). Big Sandy Creek begins three miles northeast of Perry in northern Falls County (at 31°28' N, 96°54' W) and runs southeast for seventeen miles to its mouth on Big Creek, four miles southeast of Marlin (at 31°17' N, 96°50' W). The stream, which has been dammed a few miles northeast of Marlin, forms both the Old Marlin City Lake and the New Marlin Reservoir. It traverses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, calcareous clays that support mesquite, cacti, and grasses.


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

"BIG SANDY CREEK (FALLS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.