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Clear Fork of the Brazos River

General Entry

The Clear Fork of the Brazos River rises east of Snyder in eastern Scurry County (at 32°40' N, 100°45' W) and runs east for thirty-seven miles, through Fisher, Jones, Shackelford, Throckmorton, Stephens, and Young counties, to its mouth on the Brazos River, near South Bend in southern Young County (at 33°01' N, 98°40' W). It passes near Fort Griffin in Shackelford County. It is dammed in Jones and Stephens counties and twice in Young County to form reservoirs for municipal water supply to nearby towns. A principal tributary, Hubbard Creek, joins the Clear Fork nine miles north of Breckenridge (at 32°54' N, 98°53' W). Other tributaries include Spring, Buffalo, Noodle, Bitter, and Fish creeks. The surrounding flat terrain with local shallow depressions is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Clear Fork of the Brazos River,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 08, 2021,

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