sidebar menu icon


BLUNDELL CREEK. Blundell Creek rises three miles south of Mount Vernon in central Franklin County (at 33°08' N, 95°14' W). It originally ran southeast for fifteen miles to join Big Cypress Creek (at 33°04' N, 95°02' W) 3½ miles southeast of Monticello in Titus County. During the late 1960s the Dallas Power and Light Company constructed a dam across the creek near its mouth to form Lake Monticello. The stream, which is intermittent in its upper and middle reaches, crosses a gently undulating to rolling area with loamy topsoil. The land is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Blundell Creek," accessed December 12, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.