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ROCK CREEK (Smith County). Rock Creek rises one mile northwest of Garden Valley in northwestern Smith County (at 32°32' N, 95°34' W). It is intermittent in its headwaters and runs north for seven miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, just west of U.S. Highway 69 in Wood County (at 32°37' N, 95°29' W). The surrounding terrain is flat to rolling with some local steep slopes and is surfaced by a light-colored sandy loam with occasional clay that supports grasses, post oak, elm, and hackberry.


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

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