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PANTHER CREEK (Franklin County). Panther Creek rises near Purley in southwestern Franklin County (at 33°06' N, 95°16' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, originally ran southeast for 6½ miles to its mouth on Big Cypress Creek. After Lake Cypress Springs was impounded in 1970, roughly half the creek's course was inundated, and the stream reached its mouth on the lake at a point in southern Franklin County (at 33°04' N, 95°11' W). Panther Creek traverses gently undulating to rolling terrain, surfaced by loamy soils with a clayey subsoil. The area is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.


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

"PANTHER CREEK (FRANKLIN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.