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INDIAN CREEK (Newton County). Indian Creek rises about eight miles northeast of Burkeville in the northeastern corner of Newton County (at 31°08' N, 93°38' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth at the Toledo Bend Reservoir in extreme northeastern Newton County (at 31°10' N, 93°36' W). Indian Creek has two major tributaries-the West Prong, which rises 7½ miles north of Burkeville (at 31°06' N, 93°40' W) and runs northeast for 4½ miles to its mouth on Indian Creek (at 31°09' N, 93°37' W); and the South Prong, which rises seven miles northeast of Burkeville (at 31°06' N, 93°38' W) and runs northeast for 2½ miles to its mouth on the West Prong of Indian Creek south of that watercourse's junction with Indian Creek (at 31°08' N, 93°37' W). Indian Creek formerly extended farther, but the southern leg of Toledo Bend Reservoir, formed with the completion of Toledo Bend Dam in 1969, now inundates the area where Indian Creek once ran.


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

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