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CANEY CREEK (Newton County). Caney Creek rises seven miles north of Newton in western Newton County (at 30°54' N, 93°47' W) and runs southeast for 19½ miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, four miles west of Merryville, Louisiana (at 30°44' N, 93°37' W). It is intermittent in its upper reaches. The creek was the site of early settlement and several mills. It flows through a flood-prone area of canebrakes.


Newton County Historical Commission, Glimpses of Newton County History (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1982).


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

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