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BIG CREEK (JASPER COUNTY)

BIG CREEK (Jasper County). Big Creek rises six miles south of Jasper in central Jasper County (at 30°51' N, 93°59' W) and flows southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Neches River, four miles south of Town Bluff Dam (at 30°46' N, 94°08' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs through gently undulating terrain surfaced by deep loam that supports pines and grasses. A nineteenth-century observer described Big Creek as "a beautiful stream of clear-running water."

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

W. T. Block, ed., Emerald of the Neches: The Chronicles of Beaumont from Reconstruction to Spindletop (Nederland, Texas: Nederland Publishing, 1980).

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"BIG CREEK (JASPER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbcc), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.