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STEELE CREEK (Limestone County). Steele Creek rises six miles northwest of Thornton in southeastern Limestone County (at 31°28' N, 96°40'W) and flows southeast for thirty-three miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, nine miles northeast of Easterly in Robertson County (at 31°12' N, 96°19' W). The terrain through which the creek passes is generally flat with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwood, conifers, and grasses. The creek was named for local settler Alfonso Steele, a veteran of the battle of San Jacinto.


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

"STEELE CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.