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BLUFF CREEK (Motley County). Bluff Creek rises in east central Motley County (at 33°59' N, 100°35' W) and runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Tongue or South Pease River, a mile north of U.S. Highway 62/70 and west of the Motley-Cottle county line (at 34°00' N, 100°31' W). The headwaters of the creek are near Summit, a switch on the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad. The area is characterized by sloping terrain surfaced by shallow silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

"BLUFF CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.