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SANDY CREEK (Jasper County). Sandy Creek, also known as Big Sandy Creek, rises four miles south of Browndell in northeastern Jasper County (at 31°04' N, 93°59' W). Intermittent through most of its course, the stream runs southwest for 24½ miles, through the town of Jasper, to its mouth on B. A. Steinhagen Lake, 1½ miles south of Martin Dies, Jr., State Park (at 30°50' N, 94°09' W). The surrounding gently undulating to hilly terrain is surfaced by loamy and clayey soils that support hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Early settlers constructed several saw and grist mills on Sandy Creek. In addition, the stream provided early residents of Jasper with a convenient source of water.

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