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HORSLEY CREEK. Horsley (Harsley's) Creek rises two miles southeast of Ben Wheeler in southeastern Van Zandt County (at 32°26' N, 95°41' W) and runs east for nine miles to its mouth on the Neches River, two miles southwest of Carroll (at 32°27' N, 95°33' W). The stream may be named for Thomas Harsley, one of the first settlers in the county. It traverses low-rolling to flat terrain, surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loams that support hardwood forests, conifers, brush, and grasses.


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

"HORSLEY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.