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THOMPSON CREEK (Bowie County). Thompson Creek rises just inside the southwestern Maud city limit in southern Bowie County (at 33°20' N, 94°22' W). The winding, intermittent stream runs south for 3½ miles to its mouth on Wright Patman Lake (at 33°17' N, 94°21' W). The soils through which the creek flows are loamy along its upper and middle reaches and clayey near the mouth. The area around the upper reaches of the creek is used as pasture and fields, while the area around the remainder of the creek is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.


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

"THOMPSON CREEK (BOWIE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.