Canyon Creek (Clay County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Canyon Creek rises five miles north of Bellevue in eastern Clay County (at 33°45' N, 98°01' W) and runs east for seven miles to its mouth on Belknap Creek, four miles north of Stoneburg in Montague County (at 33°44' N, 97°56' W). The stream runs through rolling to flat terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support post oak, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers. For most of its history the Canyon Creek area has been used as range and crop land.

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

Anonymous, “Canyon Creek (Clay County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994