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TONK CREEK (Coryell County). Tonk Creek rises twelve miles east of Gatesville in eastern Coryell County (at 31°29' N, 97°35' W) and runs northeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on the Middle Bosque River, two miles east of Crawford in McLennan County (at 31°32' N, 97°25' W). Varied terrain in the area is surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, cacti, and grasses. The creek was probably named for the Tonkawa Indians, who once had campsites in the region.


Dayton Kelley, ed., The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1972).


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

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