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ALLIGATOR LAKE

ALLIGATOR LAKE. Alligator Lake is a small intermittent natural lake on the west bank of the Trinity River 1½ miles above the mouth of Upper Keechi Creek, one-half mile east of Clear Lake in far eastern Leon County (at 31°24' N, 95°42' W). The oval-shaped body, scarcely a tenth of a mile in length, is fed by runoff in the Trinity bottoms. The surrounding level terrain is surfaced by clay that supports various hardwoods.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
James Young Gates and H. B. Fox, A History of Leon County (Centerville, Texas: Leon County News, 1936; rpt. 1977). Frances Jane Leathers, Through the Years: A Historical Sketch of Leon County and the Town of Oakwood (Oakwood, Texas, 1946). Leon County Historical Collections, Vol. 1 (Centerville, Texas: Leon County Genealogical Society, 1981).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Alligator Lake," accessed July 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/roa06.

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