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MANSON CREEK. Manson (Mansons) Creek rises (at 31°44' N, 95°36' W) in central Anderson County just south of Palestine and runs southwest for 16½ miles to its mouth (at 31°36' N, 95°43' W) on the Trinity River, just east of Spring Lake. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its banks are heavily wooded in places with mixed pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sands, clays, and loams. The area is used predominantly as woodland and for agriculture.


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