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BRIAR CREEK (Cooke County). Briar (Brier) Creek rises in extreme northeastern Cooke County (at 33°53' N, 96°57' W) and runs four miles northeast to its mouth on Lake Texoma, near the Sheppard Air Force Base Recreation Area in northwest Grayson County (at 33°53' N, 96°54' W). It crosses variable terrain surfaced by shallow, stony clay loam that supports juniper, oak, grasses, chaparral, and cacti.


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

"BRIAR CREEK (COOKE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.