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DUCK CREEK (Cooke County). Duck Creek rises 11½ miles southwest of Gainesville in southwestern Cooke County (at 33°30' N, 97°18' W) and runs east for eighteen miles to its mouth on Clear Creek, two miles south of Sanger in Denton County (at 33°20' N, 97°11' W). The stream, located in the Grand Prairie region of north central Texas, traverses grasslands and croplands with clayey and loamy soils. Duck Creek was possibly the location of Denton County's first mill. Members of the Caddo Indian confederacy may have established settlements along its banks.


C. A. Bridges, History of Denton, Texas, from Its Beginning to 1960 (Waco: Texian Press, 1978).


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

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