MCDONALD CREEK (WALKER COUNTY)
MCDONALD CREEK (Walker County). McDonald Creek, a spring-fed perennial stream, rises near Huntsville in central Walker County (at 30°42' N, 95°33' W) and flows southwest for eleven miles to its mouth on Lake Conroe (at 30°35' N, 95°39' W). It traverses gently rolling to sloping terrain, surfaced by sandy loam that near the stream banks supports mixed woods of loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, sweetgum, blackgum, elm, pecan, black hickory, water oak, post oak, and willow oak. The middle course of the creek follows the northwestern boundary of the Sam Houston National Forest. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began in the mid-1830s. In 1836 Huntsville was founded near the headwaters. The Bath community was established on the west bank of the lower creek in the mid-1800s. The Sunset Lake and Club Lake communities are on the middle creek. The stream is named for William McDonald, original grantee of a tract on the middle creek.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "McDonald Creek (Walker County)," accessed August 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbm45.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.