Cedar Creek (Dallas County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Cedar Creek rises in the Oak Cliff subdivision of Dallas in south central Dallas County (at 32°44' N, 96°51' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, a quarter mile southeast of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line (at 32°45' N, 96°47' W). It runs through Wynnewood, Marsalis, and Moore parks on the back slope of the Austin chalk formation. Most of the area around the creek was subdivided for residential and commercial use by 1923. Where development permits, the stream's banks are wooded, with sugarberry and American elms, cedar elm, Osage orange, ash, red cedar, and various oaks.

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

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

Anonymous, “Cedar Creek (Dallas County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cedar-creek-dallas-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

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