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SANDY CREEK (San Augustine County). Sandy Creek, also known as Arenosa Creek (Spanish for "sandy"), rises in southwestern San Augustine County (at 31°22' N, 94°13' W) five miles northeast of Broaddus. Before the development of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, the stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, ran southeast for 10½ miles through southwestern San Augustine County to its mouth (at 31°17' N, 94°07' W) on Ayish Bayou about one mile northeast of Massie. Sam Rayburn Reservoir inundated the lower reaches of the creek. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level terrain is surfaced by loam, sand, and clay. The area is used predominantly for agriculture and as forest land.


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

"SANDY CREEK (SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.