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BLACK JACK CREEK. Black Jack Creek rises four miles east of Muldoon in south central Fayette County (at 29°48' N, 97°01' W) and flows northwest for five miles to its mouth on Pinoak Creek (at 29°50' N, 97°03' W). The winding stream, which has many small unnamed tributaries, runs through moderately rolling hills surfaced with sandy loams that support hardwood and pine forest, mesquite, and grasses. The stream is flanked by blackjack trees, for which it is named. The bottom timber bordering the creek helps prevent it from drying out, thus enhancing the surrounding area as range and crop land.


Frank Lotto, Fayette County: Her History and Her People (Schulenburg, Texas: Sticker Steam Press, 1902; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981).


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

"BLACK JACK CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.