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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.


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

"THOMAS CREEK (CASS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.