SANDY CREEK (AUSTIN COUNTY)
SANDY CREEK (Austin County). Sandy Creek, a perennial stream, rises in western Austin County five miles east of New Ulm (at 29°53' N, 96°24' W) and flows northeast ten miles through mostly wooded country to its mouth (at 29°55' N, 96°17' W) on Mill Creek. Rolling to nearly level terrain is surfaced by sandy loam which supports stands of post oak-blackjack oak, elm-hackberry, and loblolly pine-shortleaf pine woods. White habitation in the vicinity began during the mid-1830s when German immigrants from the settlement of Industry began moving southeast down the valley of Mill Creek. These settlers helped to establish Cat Spring on the San Bernard River a few miles southeast of Sandy Creek. The sandy soils in this region have rendered the area unsuitable for agriculture; as a result, the timberland between New Ulm and Cat Spring remains sparsely settled.
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