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VILLAGE CREEK (Smith County). Village Creek rises in extreme northwestern Smith County (at 32°31' N, 95°35' W) just west of Van Lake and north of State Highway 110 and runs north for two miles to Lake Burleson. It flows eastward out of the lake for one mile to its mouth (at 32°37' N, 95°31' W) on the Sabine River two miles north of Rock Creek. The creek is dammed near its source to form Van Lake. The flat to rolling terrain has some local steep slopes which descend into low-lying floodplains at the mouth. Muddy sand and clay interspersed with a light-colored sandy loam support scrub brush, hardwoods, pines, grasses, and post oak.


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

"VILLAGE CREEK (SMITH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.