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MOUNTAIN CREEK (Montague County). Mountain Creek rises in St. Jo in east central Montague County (at 33°42' N, 97°30' W) and forms Katy Lake near its headwaters at the foot of Gordon Mountain. The creek then runs northeast for eleven miles to its mouth on the Red River, a mile northwest of Bulcher in northwestern Cooke County (at 33°49' N, 97°27' W). East Mountain Creek, a major tributary, rises in extreme northwestern Cooke County (at 33°43' N, 97°28' W) and runs north to its confluence with Mountain Creek two miles southwest of Bulcher (at 33°48' N, 97°28' W). Mountain Creek crosses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood forests into flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"MOUNTAIN CREEK (MONTAGUE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.