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SANDY CREEK (Colorado County). Sandy Creek rises in East, Middle, and West branches in southwestern Colorado County (at 29°28' N, 96°36' W) and flows southeast for forty-two miles, across western Wharton and northern Jackson counties, to enter Lake Texana, two miles west of Ganado in north central Jackson County (at 29°02' N, 96°33' W). The creek is formed by the juncture of the Middle and East branches, east of Sheridan oil and gas field and south of Rock Island, and is joined by the West branch near the Garwood West oilfield close to the Lavaca county line (at 29°23' N, 96°34' W). Principal tributaries of the creek include Brushy and Goldenrod creeks. Sandy Creek flows from flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood forests and conifers into an area of flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"SANDY CREEK (COLORADO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.