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GREASY CREEK. Greasy Creek, also known as Richland Creek, rises two miles north of Cox in northeastern Upshur County (at 32°54' N, 94°50' W) and runs northeast for four miles to its mouth on Big Cypress Creek, four miles east of Holly Springs in southeastern Camp County (at 32°56' N, 94°46' W). Lake O' the Pines has inundated the lower 1½ miles of the stream. The local terrain is flat to low-rolling and is surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"GREASY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.