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NEWMAN CREEK. Newman Creek rises (at 33°33' N, 100°11' W) in central King County in the Burnett Ranch oilfield and travels north through isolated rangeland for eight miles before joining the South Wichita River (at 33°38' N, 100°10' W) ten miles east of Guthrie. A major source for the creek is Lee Springs, named after John Lee, who built a house over the springs in 1883. The springs remained slightly active in 1979. Water flowing from Lee Springs enters a sinkhole in the bed of Newman Creek. The local terrain of rolling to steep slopes is surfaced by shallow clayey and sandy loams, with some local stoniness. Area vegetation includes juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"NEWMAN CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.