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MESQUITE CREEK (Bosque County). Mesquite Creek rises 3½ miles northwest of Morgan in northern Bosque County (at 32°04' N, 97°39' W). Intermittent for half its length, the stream follows a generally easterly course for ten miles to its mouth on the Brazos River and Lake Whitney (at 32°02' N, 97°29' W). Mesquite Creek served as a minor focus of Bosque County settlement between the 1850s and the 1880s when Powelldale, a community centered on the homes of two early residents and a dam across the creek, developed 1½ miles above the stream's mouth.


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

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