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MCDONALD CREEK (Crosby County). McDonald Creek rises near the eastern edge of the Caprock Escarpment eight miles east of Cap Rock in south central Crosby County (at 33°31' N, 101°16' W), at an approximate elevation of 3,000 feet. The intermittent stream is twenty-five miles long and flows southeast through ranch and oil lands. The creek enters north central Garza County and joins the Salt Fork of the Brazos River, four miles north of Verbena (at 33°19' N, 101°12' W), after descending some 600 feet from its source. The area is flat to moderately steep, and the clay, sandy, and silt loams support mesquite, grasses, and conifers.


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

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