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CACTUS CREEK. Cactus Creek rises four miles northwest of Vivian in northwestern Foard County (at 34°06' N, 99°57' W) and runs northeast for ten miles to its mouth on the Pease River, ten miles southwest of Quanah in southwestern Hardeman County (at 34°11' N, 99°53' W). One source of the stream is Seven L Springs, which remained active through the 1970s. Cactus Creek crosses terrain that varies from rolling hills to steep slopes, with a surface of shallow sandy and clay loams in which grow juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses. The creek passes through remote rangeland marked with several sinkholes.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"CACTUS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.