TICKY CREEK. Ticky Creek rises seven miles northeast of McKinney and three miles west of Altoga in central Collin County (at 33°14' N, 96°32' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the creek follows a southeasterly course for 16½ miles, passing within a mile of Princeton and Culleoka. Ticky Creek flowed into Pilot Grove Creek until the early 1950s, when its course was diverted to empty into Lavon Reservoir (at 33°06' N, 96°29' W). The stream lies entirely within the Black Prairiesqv region of Texas, long considered one of the most productive agricultural areas in the state. It runs through gently sloping terrain surfaced by clay at its source and level terrain surfaced by deep clayey and loamy soils at its mouth. Bois d'arc trees shade the stream and early in the twentieth century provided timber for lumber mills at Princeton.
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