KEECHIE CREEK. Keechie Creek rises three miles east of Montalba in north central Anderson County (at 31°54' N, 95°43' W) and runs southwest for seventeen miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, just west of Long Lake oilfield (at 31°42' N, 95°47' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its banks are heavily wooded in places with post oak trees, and the nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sandy and clayey upland soils. The stream has one major tributary, Town Creek. The area is used predominantly for agriculture. Keechie Creek was probably named for the Kichai Indians that formerly lived in the region.
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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.