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MUD CREEK (Smith County). Mud Creek rises just west of Douglas, northeast of the Chapel Hill oilfield, and northeast of Hope Pond in eastern Smith County (at 32°21' N, 95°05' W), and runs southeast for thirty-seven miles to its mouth (at 31°48' N, 94°59' W) on the Angelina River, three miles southwest of Sacul at the Cherokee-Nacogdoches county line. The stream passes through Beaver Run and Lake Tyler East in Smith County. Kickapoo, Prairie, West Mud, and Turkey creeks are tributaries on Mud Creek. The stream initially crosses flat to rolling terrain with some local steep slopes, surfaced by a brown, loamy, fine sand that supports pine and hardwood forests. Toward the mouth of the creek the terrain changes to low-lying floodplains surfaced by brown loams over clays, which support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

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