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DIXON CREEK (Leon County). Dixon Creek rises fourteen miles east of Centerville in eastern Leon County (at 31°20' N, 95°48' W) and runs east two miles to its mouth on Beaver Dam Marsh (at 31°18' N, 95°46' W). It traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by clayey to sandy soils that support woods along the banks including intermittent loblolly pine, sweetgum, post oak, and black hickory. Settlement in the vicinity of the stream began in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but the area has remained sparsely populated.

Charles Christopher Jackson


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

Charles Christopher Jackson, "DIXON CREEK (LEON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.