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HARRIS CREEK (Smith County). Harris Creek rises just north of Bascom and southwest of Horseshoe Lake in central Smith County (at 32°19' N, 95°14' W) and runs northeast for nineteen miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, just south of the St. Louis Southwestern railway bridge (at 32°33' N, 95°08' W). It rises in an area of steep slopes and rolling hills, then briefly passes through flat to rolling terrain with some local steep slopes, and finally descends into low-lying floodplains. Local soils are red clay covered by gravel at the creek's source, then fine sandy loam over clay, and finally, poorly drained loamy soils near the creek's mouth. Local vegetation includes grasses interspersed with water oak, elm, willow, and hackberry and black gum trees.


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

"HARRIS CREEK (SMITH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.