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HACKBERRY CREEK (Motley County). Hackberry Creek rises twelve miles southeast of Matador in southeastern Motley County (at 33°55' N, 100°40' W) and runs north for five miles to its mouth on Tee Pee Creek, near U.S. Highway 62/70 (at 34°00' N, 100°38' W). One source of Hackberry Creek is Priest Springs. The creek is reportedly named for an early surveyor who first mapped the region. The area surrounding the creek was considered to be some of the best grazing land on the Matador Ranch. The local terrain is moderately sloping and surfaced by shallow silty loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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.

"HACKBERRY CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.