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HICKMAN CREEK (Newton County). Hickman Creek rises eight miles northeast of Burkeville in northeastern Newton County (at 31°06' N, 93°37' W) and runs east for 3½ miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, five miles upstream from the bridge for Texas State Highway 63 and Louisiana State Highway 8 (at 31°05' N, 93°33' W). The watercourse was probably named for Theophilus Hickman, who held an original land grant on an unnamed southern tributary of Hickman Creek and operated a ferry over the Sabine River. Several dismantled railroads, both north and south of Hickman Creek, indicate that the area was once the site of intensive lumbering activity.


Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1978).


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

"HICKMAN CREEK (NEWTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.