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DUCK CREEK (Dallas County). Duck Creek rises two miles east of the University of Texas at Dallas campus inside the Richardson city limits in northern Dallas County (at 32°58' N, 96°43' W) and runs southeast for 19½ miles to its mouth on the East Fork of the Trinity River, a half mile south of the Rockwell-Forney Dam and Lake Ray Hubbard in Kaufman County (at 32°48' N, 96°31' W). The terrain in the creek's watershed varies from rolling hills to flat and is surfaced by clay and clay loam. The creek is intermittent in its upper reaches and has some wooded areas in its lower. Settlement on Duck Creek began as early as 1851, and by the 1880s the communities of Duck Creek and Embree had developed there. In 1891 the two settlements voted to incorporate as Garland.


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

"DUCK CREEK (DALLAS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.