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MCGEE BEND. McGee Bend is a hairpin bend of the Angelina River located in northern Jasper County. The turn was named for W. L. and Green F. McGee, who owned land on both sides of the river at the point by 1872. The bend lies just south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, impounded in 1965 with the construction of Sam Rayburn Dam.


C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).


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

"MCGEE BEND," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.