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LITTLE ELKHART CREEK. Little Elkhart Creek rises two miles southeast of Grapeland in north central Houston County (at 31°27' N, 95°27' W) and runs southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on Big Elkhart Creek, two miles northwest of Wheeler Springs (at 31°23' N, 95°40' W). The creek is intermittent in its upper reaches and is dammed midway through its course to form Houston County Lake. It traverses flat terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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