Carroll Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Carroll Creek rises six miles south of Jacksboro in south central Jack County (at 33°08' N, 98°07' W) and runs northeast for 12½ miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, eight miles northeast of Jacksboro (at 33°15' N, 98°01' W). The creek traverses gently sloping to steep terrain with well-drained stony and loamy soils that support tall prairie grasses near its banks. Carroll Creek was named for James A. Carroll, a surveyor for the land near its banks in the mid-1850s. The area has been used as rangeland and for mineral production.

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

Anonymous, “Carroll Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994