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MINE CREEK (Leon County). Mine Creek rises (at 31°23' N, 96°15' W) in northwestern Leon County six miles northwest of Jewett and runs west for two miles to its mouth (at 31°21' N, 96°18' W) on Lake Limestone, near the Freestone county line. A two-mile stretch of the lower creek was submerged by the construction of Lake Limestone on the Navasota River in 1978. The local terrain is gently sloping to nearly level and is surfaced by loams that support mesquite, post oak, black hickory, pecan, elm, water oak, and hackberry woods along the creek. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began in the mid-1800s. The community of Bear Grass is on the north bank of the upper creek. The stream derives its name from nearby deposits of such minerals as gypsum, lead, and silver.


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

"MINE CREEK (LEON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.