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LAVACA CREEK. Lavaca Creek, also known as Bayou Lavaca, rises three miles west of Chireno in southeastern Nacogdoches County (at 31°26' N, 94°26' W) and runs southwest for four miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, two miles north of Naclina (at 31°23' N, 94°28' W). Before the construction of the lake in the mid-1960s, the creek ran ten miles and disembogued into the Angelina River two miles southwest of Naclina. The stream traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"LAVACA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.