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SALINE CREEK (Smith County). Saline Creek rises three miles southwest of Tyler in central Smith County (at 32°16' N, 95°22' W) and runs southwest ten miles to its mouth on Saline Bay, an inlet on the Neches River (at 32°08' N, 95°27' W). The surrounding flat to rolling terrain has some local steep slopes and is surfaced by brown loam that supports grasses interspersed with pine and hardwood forests.


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

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