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DURAZNO BAYOU. Durazno Bayou rises in the Angelina National Forest four miles northeast of Etoile in extreme southeastern Nacogdoches County (at 31°23' N, 94°26' W) and runs south for four miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, a half mile north of Etoile (at 31°21' N, 94°27' W). It formerly ran southwest for 5½ miles to its mouth on the Angelina River, two miles southwest of Etoile. Since the construction of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the mid-1960s, the creek's lower reaches have been inundated. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The creek's name is Spanish for peach tree.


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"DURAZNO BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.