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SMITH CREEK (Shelby County). Smith Creek rises eight miles southeast of Timpson in northwestern Shelby County (at 31°51' N, 94°17' W) and flows northeast for seven miles to its mouth on Flat Fork Creek (at 31°54' N, 94°15' W). The surrounding area has nearly level to moderately steep terrain surfaced by clayey and loamy soil and heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.


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

"SMITH CREEK (SHELBY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.