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SHAWNEE CREEK (Red River County). Shawnee Creek rises four miles southwest of Avery in southeastern Red River County (at 33°33' N, 94°51' W). This winding, intermittent stream flows south, then southeast for a total of sixteen miles to its mouth on the Sulphur River, five miles west of the Bowie county line (at 33°23' N, 94°50' W). The soil in the area is clayey and of low permeability, and the land around the creek is generally heavily wooded, with water-tolerant hardwoods predominating. A group of Shawnee Indians reportedly settled on the creek's banks for a brief period during the 1820s.


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

"SHAWNEE CREEK (RED RIVER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.