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NEW YORK CREEK. New York Creek rises thirteen miles southeast of Athens in southeast central Henderson County (at 32°08' N, 95°40' W) and flows north for five miles to its intersection with Adams Creek, ten miles east of Athens (at 32°13' N, 95°42' W). The stream flows north under the County Road 804 bridge. It begins in gently sloping to moderately steep terrain surfaced with sandy, moderately permeable, well-drained soils. Downstream the terrain is nearly level, and the soil is loamy. The area through which the creek flows is characterized primarily by pine and hardwood trees. The stream was presumably named for the community of New York, near which it flows.

Mitchell I. Wilkerson


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

Mitchell I. Wilkerson, "NEW YORK CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.