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MOSS CREEK (Nacogdoches County). Moss Creek, also known as Bayou Vistador and Vistador Creek, rises just south of Mount Gillion in southeastern Nacogdoches County (at 31°36' N, 94°26' W) and runs southwest fourteen miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, two miles east of Kingtown (at 31°24' N, 94°29' W). Before the mid-1960s, when the dam was constructed, the creek ran into the Angelina River four miles northwest of Naclina. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. The surrounding flat terrain has local shallow depressions and is 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.

"MOSS CREEK (NACOGDOCHES COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.