PEACH CREEK (SAN JACINTO COUNTY)
PEACH CREEK (San Jacinto County). Peach Creek, a spring-fed perennial stream, rises near Waverly in extreme southwestern San Jacinto County (at 30°32' N, 95°21' W) and flows southeast for thirty-seven miles along the San Jacinto-Montgomery county line to its mouth on the eastern fork of the San Jacinto River, in far southeastern Montgomery County (at 30°07' N, 95°10' W). The upper course of the creek lies within the boundary of the Sam Houston National Forest. The stream traverses rolling to nearly level terrain surfaced by sandy loams that support woods of loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, sweetgum, blackgum, water oak, post oak, willow oak, elm, pecan, and black hickory on the stream banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began in the mid-1830s. Waverly flourished by the creek headwaters from the late 1840s until the early 1870s. In the late 1870s Cox's Switch was established east of the lower creek as a lumber-shipping center on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. In the early 1900s Bennett was founded on the west bank of the middle creek.
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