sidebar menu icon


ODELL CREEK. Odell Creek rises just north of Huntington in northeastern Angelina County (at 31°18' N, 94°35' W) and runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on Sam Rayburn Reservoir (at 31°20' N, 94°27' W). The creek is intermittent for part of its length. It flows through an area characterized by mixed pine and hardwood forests, mesquite trees, and grasses growing in sandy or loamy surface soils over clay and loam subsoils. The creek was named for Sarah Odell, an early landowner.

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:

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, "Odell Creek," accessed November 18, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.