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BIG SANDY CREEK (Lamar County). Big Sandy Creek, also known as Sandy Creek, rises in south central Paris, in central Lamar County (33°39' N, 95°33' W), and flows southeast for five miles, then south for sixteen, to its mouth on the North Sulphur River, just north of the Delta county line (at 33°26' N, 95°25' W). It crosses low-lying floodplains surfaced by poorly drained clay that floods several times a year and supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"BIG SANDY CREEK (LAMAR COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.