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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Dickens County). Cottonwood Creek rises near U.S. Highway 82 four miles south of McAdoo in western Dickens County (at 33°39' N, 101°00' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Duck Creek, two miles northwest of Soldier Mound (at 33°34' N, 100°53' W). The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy, clay, and silt loams that support oak, scrub brush, mesquite, and grasses. Much of the area was owned by the Spur Headquarters Ranch in the early 1970s.


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

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