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SMITH CREEK (Ellis County). Smith Creek rises six miles northeast of Ennis in northeastern Ellis County (at 32°27' N, 96°36' W) and runs southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, on the Henderson county line (at 32°21' N, 96°27' W). The two tributaries of the creek are Bolivar Branch in its upper reaches and Hare Prong Creek in its middle reaches. The area is low rolling to flat terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, grasses, cacti, and water-tolerant hardwoods. For most of the county's history it has been used as range and crop land.


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

"SMITH CREEK (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.