Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


BASSET CREEK. Basset Creek, or Bassets Creek, rises just west of Palestine in south central Anderson County (at 31°47' N, 95°39' W) and runs southwest for 5½ miles, through southwestern Anderson County, to its mouth on Town Creek, three miles southwest of Palestine (at 31°44' N, 95°42' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its banks are heavily wooded in places with post oaks, and the surrounding nearly level to steeply sloping terrain is surfaced by sandy and clayey upland soils used predominantly for agriculture.


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

"BASSET CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.