CYPRESS CREEK (POLK COUNTY)
CYPRESS CREEK (Polk County). Cypress Creek rises in southeastern Polk County about 4½ miles west of the intersection of the Polk, Tyler, and Hardin county lines (at 30°31' N, 94°37' W) and runs southeast through Hardin County for thirty-nine miles to its mouth on Village Creek, three miles east of Kountze (at 30°22' N, 94°15' W). The only major tributary of the stream is Flat Cypress Creek, which rises just over 1½ miles south of the Polk county line (at 30°28' N, 94°34' W) and passes through swampy terrain in its upper reaches before joining Cypress Creek just over 1½ miles south of Honey Island (at 30°22' N, 94°25' W). Cypress Creek traverses heavily wooded areas typical of Hardin County and was used to raft logs to Beaumont lumbermills before the expansion of the railroads in the late 1800s.
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