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TANKERSLY CREEK. Tankersly Creek rises 4½ miles northeast of Winfield in western Titus County (at 33°13' N, 95°03' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream runs southeast for three miles into Tankersly Lake, a large reservoir which has been made by a dam on the creek just northwest of Mount Pleasant. Leaving the lake, the creek continues southeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Big Cypress Creek, six miles south of Mount Pleasant (at 33°05' N, 94°59' W). The gently undulating to rolling area is surfaced by loam that once supported forests of pines and various hardwoods.


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

"TANKERSLY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.