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PINEY CREEK (Lee County). Piney Creek rises in a stock tank (at 30°04' N, 96°58' W) in southeastern Lee County and runs southwest and then southeast for a total of about 7½ miles before reaching its mouth (at 30°01' N, 96°55' W) on Rabbs Creek in Fayette County. The land throughout its course is characterized by highly erodible shallow sandy loam topsoils transected by surface deposits of sand and gravel, with heavy subsoils of clay and clay mixed with gravel. The area is marginal for agriculture but is used for pasture; sand and gravel are occasionally removed for local use. The creek name may be derived from the presence of loblolly pine interspersed with oak, cedar, and yaupon.


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

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