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WOODS CREEK (Polk County). Woods Creek rises 7½ miles southeast of Camden in eastern Polk County (at 30°51' N, 94°38' W) and runs south, just west of the Polk-Tyler county line, to its mouth, where it joins Little Hickory Creek join to form Hickory Creek, 3½ miles northeast of Dallardsville (at 30°41' N, 94°36' W). The course of Woods Creek crosses an area of flat terrain and low to rolling hills and prairies. Vegetation consists primarily of hardwoods, conifers, and grasses growing in moderately deep to deep clay and sand loams. Timber harvesting has resulted in some areas of young forest regrowth. The stream was probably named for James B. Wood, since it cuts through land to which he acquired title in 1835.


History of Polk County (2 vols., Livingston, Texas: Keen Printing, 1968).


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

"WOODS CREEK (POLK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.