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MARTINS CREEK (Rusk County). Martins Creek, or Martin Creek, rises below Martin Lake Dam three miles southeast of Tatum in northeastern Rusk County (at 32°05' N, 94°42' W). Intermittent for part of its length, the creek runs east for seventeen miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, near Jernigan Lake two miles south of Grand Bluff in Panola County (at 32°15' N, 94°18' W). Martins Creek flows through flat terrain with local, shallow depressions. Area vegetation consists primarily of loblolly pine and sweetgum forests in soil composed of sandy and clay loams. The creek was named for Daniel Martin, who settled on its banks around 1832.


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

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