- JOIN | SUPPORT TSHA
WEST CANEY CREEK
WEST CANEY CREEK. West Caney Creek, a perennial stream, rises one mile southwest of Normangee in southwestern Leon County (at 31°03' N, 96°08' W) and flows southwest eleven miles, through northwestern Madison County, to its mouth on the Navasota River on the Brazos county line (at 30°57' N, 96°12' W). It crosses gently sloping to nearly level terrain, surfaced by sandy loam that supports intermittent mesquite, pecan-elm, water oak-elm, elm-hackberry, and post oak-black hickory woods on the banks of the creek. The historic Old San Antonio Road, a thoroughfare for early Spanish and French explorers, crossed the headwaters of the stream. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity of the creek began during the 1840s, when Burnsville was established on the west bank and the Old San Antonio Road. Normangee, one mile southeast of the stream's source, became a station on the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway in 1905. The Canary community is on the west bank of the middle creek.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:James Young Gates and H. B. Fox, A History of Leon County (Centerville, Texas: Leon County News, 1936; rpt. 1977). Madison County Historical Commission, A History of Madison County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "West Caney Creek," accessed April 29, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbw56.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.