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.
Is history important to you?
We need your support because we are a non-profit organization that relies upon contributions from our community in order to record and preserve the history of our state. Every penny helps.
Please make your contribution today.
Dallas/Fort Worth Region
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Cedar Creek (Dallas County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
December 1, 1994
This entry belongs to the following Handbook Special Projects: