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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Dallas County). Cottonwood Creek rises west of Interstate Highway 45 a mile south of Hutchins in southern Dallas County (at 32°38' N, 96°42' W) and runs southeast 9½ miles to its mouth on Tenmile Creek, a mile from the confluence of Tenmile Creek and the Trinity River (at 32°34' N, 96°36' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie, with occasional steep slopes, surfaced by dark clay soils that support juniper, oak, and mesquite.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (DALLAS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.