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SPEER CREEK. Speer Creek, also known as Spears Creek, rises at the convergence of Brushy and Sandy creeks, seven miles southwest of San Augustine in western San Augustine County (at 31°25' N, 94°16' W) and runs southwest for 4½ miles, through western San Augustine County, to its mouth on the Attoyac River, just above the Sam Rayburn Reservoir (at 31°24' N, 94°19' W). The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level terrain is surfaced by loam and clay. The area is used predominantly for agriculture and as forest land. The creek was probably named for Andrew Speer, who was granted land by the mouth of the stream in May 1835.


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

"SPEER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.