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HOSTETTER CREEK. Hostetter Creek, formerly called Lindleys Creek, rises a mile west of New Waverly within the boundaries of the Sam Houston National Forest in far southern Walker County (at 30°32' N, 95°31' W) and runs southwest for six miles to its mouth on Lake Conroe, in extreme northern Montgomery County (at 30°28' N, 95°35' W). It traverses gently rolling to sloping terrain, surfaced by sandy to clayey loam soils. Along the creek's banks grow woods of loblolly pine, sweetgum, shortleaf pine, water oak, elm, pecan, willow oak, blackgum, post oak, and black hickory. Settlement in the vicinity began in the mid-1830s. New Waverly, east of the creek's headwaters, was established in the early 1870s.


D'Anne McAdams Crews, ed., Huntsville and Walker County, Texas: A Bicentennial History (Huntsville, Texas: Sam Houston State University, 1976). Walker County Genealogical Society and Walker County Historical Commission, Walker County (Dallas, 1986).


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"HOSTETTER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.