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SCATTER CREEK. Scatter Creek rises a mile northwest of Clarksville in northwestern Red River County (at 33°41' N, 95°17' W) and runs southeast for twenty miles, to its mouth on Cuthand Creek, 7½ miles southwest of Clarksville (at 33°30' N, 95°05' W). The soils along the creek are loamy and clayey. Along the upper and middle reaches the land is used for growing sorghum or cotton and as pasture. The area along the lower reaches of the creek is frequently flooded, and pastures are interspersed with heavily wooded areas where various hardwoods predominate.


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

"SCATTER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.