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LAKE FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER. The Lake Fork of the Sabine River rises 2½ miles north of Lone Oak in southeastern Hunt County (at 33°05' N, 95°55' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper and middle reaches, enters Rains County five miles northwest of Emory and runs southeast for a total distance of 13½ miles to its mouth on Lake Fork Reservoir, in eastern Rains County (at 32°56' N, 95°45' W). It traverses generally flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils. Historically, the area drained by the Lake Fork has served as crop and range land. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and various grasses are common along the stream.


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"LAKE FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.