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NORTH CREEK (Jack County). North Creek rises nine miles west of Jacksboro in western Jack County (at 33°14' N, 98°24' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, North Creek follows a northeasterly course for just over fourteen miles, through steep to moderately sloping terrain surfaced with shallow, stony clay and sandy loam soils. Mesquite and oak trees shade the banks of the stream. Tall prairie grasses once covered the North Creek area, but the introduction of cattle into west Jack County in the 1860s resulted in the near disappearance of the luxuriant grasses by the mid-1880s. For most of the county's history the area drained by North Creek has been used as rangeland. After being joined by Big Cleveland Creek, North Creek meets the West Fork of the Trinity River (at 33°17' N, 98°11' W) six miles south of Jacksboro.


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

"NORTH CREEK (JACK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.