IONI CREEK (ANDERSON COUNTY)
IONI CREEK (Anderson County). Ioni Creek rises by U.S. Highway 287 four miles southeast of Elkhart in southeastern Anderson County (at 31°36' N, 95°31' W) and runs northeast for 17½ miles to its mouth on the Neches River, five miles east of Denson Springs (at 31°40' N, 95°17' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, was named for an Ioni Indian village that was located on its banks. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with mixed pine and hardwood trees, and the gently sloping to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sand, clay, and loam. The area is used as woodland and for agriculture. The major tributaries of Ioni Creek include Gal, Cedar, and Saddler creeks. Ioni Creek has been dammed about a mile south of Slocum to form Lake Ioni.
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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.