DUNCAN CREEK. Duncan Creek rises near Farm Road 1689 some five miles west of Comanche in west central Comanche County (at 31°54' N, 98°41' W) and runs northeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on Proctor Lake, near the Ivanhoe community (at 31°58' N, 98°32' W). The creek was named for settler John Duncan, who donated land for the town of Comanche in 1859. An early settlement of the same name was at a site three miles north of the county seat. The rural communities of Mount Pleasant and Fairview are near the creek. It crosses an area of mostly steep slopes with shallow, sandy soils that support oak and grasses.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Duncan Creek," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbdbd.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.