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COON CREEK (Henderson County). Coon Creek, once known as Otter Creek, rises just west of Athens in central Henderson County (at 32°13' N, 95°50' W) and runs southwest for seventeen miles to its mouth on Catfish Creek, four miles west of Springfield in northwestern Anderson County (at 31°59' N, 95°51' W). The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"COON CREEK (HENDERSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.