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CHILDRESS CREEK. Childress Creek rises five miles northeast of Clifton in south central Bosque County (at 31°51' N, 97°33' W) and runs southeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, in adjacent McLennan County (at 31°42' N, 97°17' W). It was originally known as Childers Creek for Capt. Goulsby Childers, an Indian fighter associated with George B. Erath's early expeditions through the region. The Childress Creek area was settled after the Civil War, when Cayote and Womack were developed.


Bosquerama, 1854–1954: Centennial Celebration of Bosque County, Texas (Meridian, Texas: Bosque County Centennial Association, 1954). William C. Pool, Bosque Territory (Kyle, Texas: Chaparral, 1964).


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

"CHILDRESS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.