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JACKS CREEK. Jacks Creek rises in a stock tank in the northern corner of Fayette County (at 30°07' N, 96°39' W) and runs south for nine miles, passing through a major flood control impoundment formed by Dam Number Fifteen at Winedale before reaching its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 30°01' N, 96°41' W). It traverses an area of gently sloping hills surfaced by shallow sandy loam surface soils over a dense clay sublayer. The area is good for agriculture and is used primarily to produce hay and to provide improved pasture for cattle and horses. The creek's name may be derived from that of William H. Jack, who had a land grant in the area.


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

"JACKS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.