SUTHERLANDS CREEK. Sutherlands (Southerland) Creek rises 1½ miles from Cordele in Jackson County (at 29°09' N, 96°40' W) and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on Brushy Creek (at 29°04' N, 96°36' W). It seems to have been named after George Sutherland, a Texas Revolution veteran and county commissioner. The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by silty clay loam that supports a mixture of water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers, in addition to a myriad of bunch grasses.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."SUTHERLANDS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbshw), accessed December 13, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.