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CANEY CREEK (Polk County). Caney Creek, one of two watercourses by this name that begin in Polk County, rises three miles north of Onalaska in the western part of the county (at 30°51' N, 95°00' W) and runs southwest for 2½ miles to its mouth on Lake Livingston, 5½ miles southeast of Carlisle (at 30°49' N, 95°08' W). It crosses rolling to steep terrain, some badlands, and some prairies. Clay and sandy loams in the area support pine and hardwood forests, some mesquite, and grasses. Before the completion of Lake Livingston in 1968 Caney Creek ran twice its present length before joining the Trinity River, which now feeds the lake.


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

"CANEY CREEK (POLK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.