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CHRISTMAS CREEK. Christmas Creek rises seven miles east of Axtell in northeastern Limestone County (at 31°41' N, 96°52' W) and runs southeast and then north for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, near Lake Mexia (at 31°39' N, 96°37' W). The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by clay that supports mesquite, grasses, hardwood forest, and scrub brush. The stream was named by a group of surveyors who camped there on Christmas Day of 1855.

Ellen Maschino


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

Ellen Maschino, "CHRISTMAS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.