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KNIGHT CREEK. Knight Creek, also known as Gossett (Gossett's) Creek, rises just west of Porter Springs in western Houston County (at 31°17' N, 95°36' W) and runs northwest for four miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, 1½ miles north of Smith Cemetery (at 31°18' N, 95°40' W). The stream was originally named for Elijah Gossett, an early settler on the land that it crossed. Sometime after 1900 the name was changed to Knight Creek. It traverses flat terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loams 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.

"KNIGHT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.