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HOWARD CREEK (Jack County). Howard Creek rises 2½ miles northeast of Maryetta in northeastern Jack County (at 33°23' N, 98°01' W) and runs south for eight miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, two miles south of Maryetta (at 33°17' N, 98°03' W). The stream, originally named Cundiff for Maj. William H. Cundiff, who owned land nearby, took the name Howard when Cundiff's land passed into the hands of Hartford Howard. Howard Creek, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, traverses gently sloping to steep terrain with well-drained stony and loamy soils. The stream banks are bordered by tall prairie grasses. For most of the county's history the Howard Creek area has been used as rangeland and for mineral production.


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

"HOWARD CREEK (JACK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.