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SOUTH MESQUITE CREEK. South Mesquite Creek rises a mile north of Eastfield College in northeastern Dallas County (at 32°50' N, 96°40' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the creek flows southeasterly for 14½ miles to its mouth on the East Fork of the Trinity River, just over one-half mile west of the Kaufman county line (at 32°42' N, 96°32' W). The surrounding clayey soils are of the Houston Black-Heiden and the Trinity-Frio associations. Settlement in the area was extremely sparse until the summer of 1873, when Texas and Pacific Railway Company officials filed for the town of Mesquite and built a station there.


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

"SOUTH MESQUITE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.