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LAMBS CREEK. Lambs Creek rises two miles southeast of Donie in the southwest corner of Freestone County (at 31°27' N, 96°12' W) and flows southwest for 7½ miles to its mouth on Lake Limestone, in the southeast corner of Limestone County (at 31°24' N, 96°15' W). The winding stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, flows under the tracks of the Rock Island and Pacific railroad and crosses into the northwest corner of Leon County before emptying into Lake Limestone. The stream begins in a fine sandy loam flatland and continues through the same type of soil and slope to its mouth. The vegetation includes mesquite and grasses. The creek was probably named for Thomas Lamb, an early settler of Freestone County.

Douglas R. Shields


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

Douglas R. Shields, "LAMBS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.