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PRAIRIE CREEK (Smith County). Prairie Creek rises (at 32°23' N, 95°07' W) in eastern Smith County in the Chapel Hill oilfield, a mile east of Browning and eleven miles from Tyler, and runs northeast for fifteen miles to its mouth (at 32°28' N, 94°54' W) on the Sabine River, in western Gregg County two miles northeast of Liberty City. It initially traverses flat to rolling terrain, with some local steep slopes near its origin; it then descends to low-lying floodplains, through which it passes for most of its course. Brown loam soils support pine and hardwood forests near the creek's origin and in its middle reaches. Near its mouth poorly drained loamy soils 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.

"PRAIRIE CREEK (SMITH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.