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DORR CREEK. Dorr Creek rises just east of the Nacogdoches city limits in central Nacogdoches County (at 31°36' N, 94°37' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, a mile southeast of Saint's Rest (at 31°27' N, 94°35' W). Before its lower reaches were inundated by the lake in the mid-1960s, the creek's mouth was on the Angelina River, two miles southeast of Saint's Rest Church. The stream traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"DORR CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.