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BUCK CREEK (Grayson County). Buck Creek rises three miles southwest of Dorchester in southwestern Grayson County (at 33°31' N, 96°42' W) and runs southwest for twelve miles to its mouth on an arm of Lake Ray Roberts, two miles southeast of Tioga (at 33°26' N, 96°52' W). Before the lake was formed in 1987, the stream was joined by Pierce Spring Branch in southeastern Cooke County and ran southwest for seventeen miles to its terminus on Isle du Bois Creek, three miles southwest of Tioga in southeastern Cooke County. Buck Creek crosses generally flat to rolling prairie with occasional steep slopes, surfaced by deep to shallow expansive clays, clay loams, and dark, commonly calcareous clays that support oak, juniper, mesquite, cacti, and grasses. The area has served as crop and range land.


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

"BUCK CREEK (GRAYSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.