Bowles Creek (Rusk County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bowles Creek, intermittent in its upper reaches, rises a mile south of Overton in a marshy area of northwestern Rusk County (at 32°15' N, 94°59' W) and flows south twelve miles to its mouth on Johnson Creek, four miles south of Price (at 32°01' N, 94°59' W). It repeatedly crosses the Cherokee-Rusk county line. It was probably named for Chief Bowl, a Cherokee leader. The stream traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by sandy and clay loams in which pine and hardwood forests grow.

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

Anonymous, “Bowles Creek (Rusk County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994