Jennings Lake

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

Jennings Lake is six miles northwest of Marietta in northwestern Cass County (at 33°15' N, 94°36' W). The mile-long narrow lake, formed by a channel of the Sulphur River, lies wholly within a clayey alluvial area that is subject to inundation from the Wright Patman Dam during periods of heavy rainfall. Vegetation native to the area includes water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The lake was named for Gilley Jennings, an early settler in the area.

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

Anonymous, “Jennings Lake,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995