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COOKE CREEK. Cooke Creek rises a mile east of Rusk in east central Cherokee County (at 31°48' N, 95°07' W) and runs northeast for eight miles to its mouth on Mud Creek, a mile south of Reklaw (at 31°50' N, 94°59' W). The surrounding flat to gently rolling terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports mixed hardwoods and pines. The creek was probably named for James Cooke, the original grantee of the area.


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

"COOKE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.