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KILLOUGH CREEK. Killough Creek, the major source stream of Crysup Lake, rises two miles northwest of Jacksonville in northwest Cherokee County (at 32°01' N, 95°19' W) and runs northwest for five miles to its confluence with Flat Creek, just south of Farm Road 855 (at 32°05' N, 95°22' W). The stream gets its name from the Killough Cemetery, located on its east bank 2½ miles southeast of Flat Creek. The Killough Monument there commemorates the Killough Massacre. Killough Creek runs through a valley of loamy sand overlying red clay between 400-foot ridges where evergreen and deciduous trees grow.


Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986).

Tracy Don Sears


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

Tracy Don Sears, "KILLOUGH CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.