Caney Creek (Fannin County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Caney Creek rises a half mile north of Whitewright in west central Fannin County (at 33°33' N, 96°24' W) and runs northeast for 22½ miles to its mouth on the Red River, a mile west of Mulberry and within a mile of the city limits of Savoy (at 33°43' N, 96°19' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by clays and sandy loams that support oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses. For most of the county's history the Caney Creek area has been used as crop and range land.

Fannin County Folks and Facts (Dallas: Taylor, 1977).

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

Anonymous, “Caney Creek (Fannin County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 02, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994