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JAKES CREEK. Jakes Creek rises just east of Macon in extreme eastern Franklin County (at 33°06' N, 95°08' W). It formerly ran southeast for seven miles to its mouth on Big Cypress Creek, three miles southeast of Monticello in southwestern Titus County (at 33°04' N, 95°03' W). After the construction of Monticello Reservoir in the 1960s, the creek was almost completely inundated and now runs for only two miles before entering the lake just east of the Franklin-Titus county line. The stream traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"JAKES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.