Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

ROCK CREEK (JACK COUNTY)

ROCK CREEK (Jack County). Rock Creek rises near Bryson Lake four miles north of Bryson in southwestern Jack County (at 33°13' N, 98°23' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream flows south for seventeen miles, through the rolling prairie of western Jack County, where the soils are shallow and stony. Juniper and live oak trees line the banks of the stream. Tall prairie grasses bordered the creek until the introduction of cattle into the area in the 1860s. By the mid-1880s these grasses were nearly extinct. For most of the county's history the Rock Creek area has been used as rangeland and for local mineral production. Rock Creek runs into Possum Kingdom Lake, just across the Jack county line in the northwest corner of Palo Pinto County (at 33°00' N, 98°25' W).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Rock Creek (Jack County)," accessed July 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbr73.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.