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DRY CREEK (Wood County). Dry Creek rises six miles west of Winnsboro and two miles north of Farm Road 515 in north central Wood County (at 32°57' N, 95°24' W) and runs southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on Lake Fork Creek, a mile south of Quitman (at 32°46' N, 95°28' W). Numerous small streams, including Little Dry Creek, empty into Dry Creek. It traverses generally flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports conifers and hardwoods. About three miles of Dry Creek's middle portion were inundated when the creek was dammed in 1962 to form Lake Quitman, four miles north of Quitman.


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

"DRY CREEK (WOOD COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.