Caddo Fork of the Sabine River

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 5, 2019

The Caddo Fork of the Sabine River rises a mile north of Quinlan in southwestern Hunt County (at 32°59' N, 96°09' W) and flows southeast for 6½ miles, over flat to rolling terrain surfaced with clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Throughout the history of Hunt County the area has been used as crop and range land. The Caddo Fork empties into the Caddo Inlet of Lake Tawakoni a half mile south of Boles Orphan Home (at 32°56' N, 96°06' W).

W. Walworth Harrison, History of Greenville and Hunt County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1976). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Lake Tawakoni).

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

Anonymous, “Caddo Fork of the Sabine River,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 5, 2019