Bear Creek rises in two branches, Little Bear and Big Bear creeks, which meet a mile northeast of Euless near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in northeastern Tarrant County (at 32°52' N, 97°04' W). Bear Creek runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, south of Irving and northeast of Grand Prairie in west central Dallas County (at 32°47' N, 96°57' W). The surrounding flat terrain with local shallow depressions is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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Dallas/Fort Worth Region
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Tarrant County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
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Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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November 1, 2018
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