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MULE CREEK (Foard County). Mule Creek rises east of Farm Road 98 and the Santa Fe Railroad and three miles northeast of Crowell in north central Foard County (at 34°01' N, 99°42' W). The stream is fed by numerous springs and contains flowing water through much of its length. It travels northeast for twelve miles to its mouth on the Pease River on the Foard-Hardeman county line, twelve miles northeast of Crowell (at 34°04' N, 99°35' W). The 1860 Pease River battlefield site where Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured by a ranger force commanded by Lawrence Sullivan Ross is one mile west of its mouth. The original townsite of Margaret lay near the western bank of the stream two miles northeast of the site of present Margaret. The creek flows through mostly flat terrain with local shallow depressions and clay loam and sandy loam soils. Vegetation consists primarily of water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.


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

"MULE CREEK (FOARD COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.