FLAT CREEK (HENDERSON COUNTY)
FLAT CREEK (Henderson County). Flat Creek rises a mile west of Ash Cemetery in north central Henderson County (at 32°16' N, 95°47' W). It formerly flowed southeast for twenty-one miles to its mouth on the Neches River, just west of Cape Tranquility (at 32°10' N, 95°30' W). With the construction of Lake Palestine in the early 1960s the lower seven miles of the creek were inundated, and the creek now enters the lake 1½ miles west of the Farm Road 314 bridge. The creek is dammed in its upper reaches to form Lake Athens. Flat Creek traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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