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OLD RIVER (Liberty County). Old River rises two miles south of Dayton in southwestern Liberty County (at 29°57' N, 94°53' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the river follows a southerly course for twenty-two miles, crossing into Chambers County, where it reaches its mouth on the Trinity River, three miles northwest of Anahuac (at 29°48' N, 94°44' W). The stream flows through a marshy, poorly drained area, with numerous prehistoric sites in its lower stages. It has also been deemed a critical habitat for several species of the fish and waterfowl indigenous to the upper Texas Gulf Coast.


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

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