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EAST SANDY CREEK (Eastland County). East Sandy Creek rises seven miles northeast of Cisco in northern Eastland County (at 32°27' N, 98°53' W) and runs northwest for eight miles to join Sandy Creek and form Big Sandy Creek, sixteen miles southwest of Breckenridge in southern Stephens County (at 32°32' N, 98°57' W). In its upper reaches it traverses an area of rolling hills, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, and grasses. In the creek's lower reaches a flat, flood-prone area with local shallow depressions is surfaced by clay and sandy 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.

"EAST SANDY CREEK (EASTLAND COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.