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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Motley County). Cottonwood Creek rises ten miles northeast of Matador in north central Motley County (at 34°08' N, 100°44' W) and runs north for six miles to its mouth on Hornica Creek, two miles south of the North Pease River (at 34°11' N, 100°44' W). An early Matador Ranch map shows Cottonwood Creek located on average grazing land. The area is sloping terrain surfaced by shallow silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.