THOMAS CREEK (CASS COUNTY)
THOMAS CREEK (Cass County). Thomas Creek rises six miles northeast of Marietta in northwestern Cass County (at 33°16' N, 94°31' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream flows 4½ miles east to its mouth on the Sulphur River (at 33°16' N, 94°27' W). In its middle reaches the creek widens and is called Thomas Lake. For most of its course the stream flows through the clayey alluvial soils of the Sulphur River floodplain, and vegetation includes water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The creek was named for William Thomas, whose 160-acre homestead was located in the area.