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BEAR CREEK (Sabine County). Bear Creek rises a mile southeast of Bronson in west central Sabine County (at 31°20' N, 94°00' W) and flows south for twelve miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir (at 31°11' N, 94°00' W). Before the impoundment of Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the late 1950s, Bear Creek extended to Ayish Bayou and formed part of the boundary between San Augustine and Jasper counties. The area is gently sloping to moderately steep, surfaced with loams, and heavily wooded, with pine trees predominating.


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

"BEAR CREEK (SABINE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.