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SOUTH LAKE. South Lake, also known as Hamlin Lake, is an artificial lake on Dry California Creek just north of Neinda and east of Farm Road 126 in northwestern Jones County (at 32°49' N, 100°05' W). The facility is owned by the city of Hamlin, which it serves as a source of municipal water supply and recreation. The earthen dam, engineered by French and Pruit, was completed in 1939 at a height of thirty-eight feet. The lake has a capacity of 1,900 acre-feet.


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

"SOUTH LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.