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SANDERS CREEK (Lamar County). Sanders Creek rises just south of Tigertown, northwest of Cottonwood, and south of Farm Road 38 in western Lamar County (at 33°37' N, 95°54' W). and runs northeast for six miles before sharply turning east for four miles and then flowing into Pat Mayse Lake. It flows out of the lake's northeastern end near the dam spillway and runs for three miles to its mouth on the Red River, just west of Arthur City (at 33°53' N, 95°30' W). The entire course of the creek is thirty miles long. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain has local scarps and is surfaced by deep loam over dark clay that supports grass and mesquite; the area descends to flood plains near the mouth, where loamy clay supports water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers.


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

"SANDERS CREEK (LAMAR COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.