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PEN CREEK. Pen Creek rises two miles west of Pleasant Hill in northern Nacogdoches County (at 31°48' N, 94°43' W) and runs northwest for five miles to its mouth on Beech Creek, two miles west of Union Springs (at 31°50' N, 94°44' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that along the creek bank 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.

"PEN CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.