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SUTHERLANDS CREEK. Sutherlands (Southerland) Creek rises 1½ miles from Cordele in Jackson County (at 29°09' N, 96°40' W) and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on Brushy Creek (at 29°04' N, 96°36' W). It seems to have been named after George Sutherland, a Texas Revolution veteran and county commissioner. The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by silty clay loam that supports a mixture of water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers, in addition to a myriad of bunch grasses.


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

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