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OLD SABINE RIVER CHANNEL. The Old Sabine River Channel in northern Smith County (at 32°35' N, 95°21' W) extends from the Sabine River, leaving it five miles north of Lindale and north of Duck Creek and reentering it three miles north of Red Springs and just west of Spring Branch. The circuitous channel is fourteen miles long and passes through low-lying floodplains surfaced by poorly drained clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Duck Creek flows into the channel.


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

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