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CENTER CREEK. Center Creek rises just outside Decatur in central Wise County (at 33°14' N, 97°35' W) and runs southwest for 8½ miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, two miles east of Paradise (at 33°11' N, 97°36' W). The creek was probably named for its location in Wise County. It traverses nearly level to undulating terrain surfaced by light-colored soils with loamy or sandy surfaces over reddish or mottled clayey or loamy subsoils.


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

"CENTER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.