STANLEY CREEK. Stanley Creek rises 3½ miles southeast of Huntington in northeastern Angelina County (at 31°16' N, 94°31' W) and runs northeast for seven miles into Sam Rayburn Reservoir on the Angelina River, entering the reservoir (at 31°19' N, 94°25' W) near the town of Ora. It crosses an area of undulating to moderately rolling terrain surfaced by deep to shallow loam or sand over clay or loam subsoils. Vegetation consists primarily of mixed hardwood and pine forests. The creek was probably named for early settler Stephen Jefferson Stanley, who was granted a league of land that included the mouth of the creek in 1835.
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