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STEWART CREEK (COLLIN COUNTY)

STEWART CREEK (Collin County). Stewart Creek rises a mile southeast of Frisco in southwestern Collin County (at 33°09' N, 96°47' W) and runs southwest for four miles to its mouth on Lewisville Lake (at 33°07' N, 96°54' W). It was probably named for Isaac F. Stewart, the founder of the Stewart Creek settlement in southeast Denton County. The surrounding moderately to gently rolling terrain is surfaced by deep clayey soils. The creek's vegetation consists of oak, juniper, and grasses near its source and pecans, hardwoods, and grasses near its mouth. Until the early 1950s Stewart Creek emptied into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in southeast Denton County. The construction of Lewisville Lake shortened the length of the stream and diverted its course to empty on the lake.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Edward Franklin Bates, History and Reminiscences of Denton County (Denton, Texas: McNitzky Printing, 1918; rpt., Denton: Terrill Wheeler Printing, 1976).

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"STEWART CREEK (COLLIN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbsgv), accessed September 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.