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BUCK CREEK (Terrell County). Buck Creek rises two miles northeast of the Rose Ranch headquarters in south central Terrell County (at 30°07' N, 102°14' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on Thurston Canyon, three miles north of U.S. Highway 90 (at 30°03' N, 102°03' W). Its course crosses steep to gentle slopes on wash deposits and sharply dissects massive limestone to form a winding canyon. The local soils of generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams support scrub brush, oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites.


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

"BUCK CREEK (TERRELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.