Center Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Center Creek rises just outside Decatur in central Wise County (at 33°14' N, 97°35' W) and runs southwest for 8½ miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, two miles east of Paradise (at 33°11' N, 97°36' W). The creek was probably named for its location in Wise County. It traverses nearly level to undulating terrain surfaced by light-colored soils with loamy or sandy surfaces over reddish or mottled clayey or loamy subsoils.

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

Anonymous, “Center Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994