Catfish Creek (Cottle County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Catfish Creek rises at the confluence of two of its three tributaries, the East and West prongs, eighteen miles northeast of Paducah in east central Cottle County (at 34°11' N, 100°05' W) and runs four miles northeast to its mouth on the Pease River, twenty miles northeast of Paducah and one mile east of Farm Road 104 (at 34°13' N, 100°04' W). The East Prong rises a mile north of U.S. Highway 70 and two miles west of the Foard county line (at 34°06' N, 100°05' W), and the West Prong rises two miles southeast of Swearingen (at 34°07' N, 100°07' W). The third tributary, the Middle Prong, rises two miles north of U.S. Highway 70 and three miles west of the Foard county line (at 34°07' N, 100°06' W) and runs north to its mouth on the West Prong, one mile upstream from its confluence with the East Prong (at 34°10' N, 100°05' W). Each of the tributaries flows six miles northeast. The system traverses locally faulted rolling to steep terrain surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loams that support juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Catfish Creek (Cottle County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994