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HUGHES CREEK (Morris County). Hughes Creek rises in eastern Morris County two miles northwest of the town of Hughes Springs in Cass County (at 33°01' N, 94°40' W) and runs generally southeast for a total of about fourteen miles, passing through the community of Hughes Springs, then running along the tracks of the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway to Putman, where the stream bends first east, then southeast, before reaching its mouth on Black Cypress Creek (at 32°55' N, 94°29' W). Hughes Creek traverses a flood-prone area of gently undulating to hilly terrain with mostly loamy soils. Native vegetation includes water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The creek may have been named for Reese Hughesqv, the early settler for whom Hughes Springs was named.


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

"HUGHES CREEK (MORRIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.