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BIG CREEK (Limestone County). Big Creek rises four miles north of Kosse in southern Limestone County (at 31°21' N, 96°38' W) and runs east for six miles to its mouth on Steele Creek, five miles south of Thornton (at 31°21' N, 96°34' W). It crosses generally flat terrain with local shallow depressions and a surface of clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"BIG CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.