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Red Oak Creek (Dallas County)

General Entry

Red Oak Creek, also known as Bullock Creek, rises near the intersection of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and U.S. Highway 67, in Cedar Hill in southwestern Dallas County (at 32°35' N, 96°58' W) and runs thirty-five southeast, northeast, and east to its mouth on the Trinity River a mile east of Bristol in northwest Ellis County (at 32°29' N, 96°30' W). Tributaries include Sanders Branch, Red Oak Creek, Powers Branch, Shiloh Branch, Grove Creek, Bear Creek, and Old Ten Mile Creek. The clay soils of the area support oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses.


  • 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, “Red Oak Creek (Dallas County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 17, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

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