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STILLS CREEK. Stills Creek rises just southeast of Palestine in central Anderson County (at 31°44' N, 95°37' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs northeast for fourteen miles, through southeastern Anderson County, to its mouth on the Neches River, 2½ miles east of Jarvis (at 31°46' N, 95°24' W). The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with mixed pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sandy, loamy, and clayey soils. The land is used predominantly as woodland and for agriculture. The creek has been dammed for a sewage disposal near Palestine and has one major tributary, Snake Creek.


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