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TONK CREEK (Throckmorton County). Tonk Creek rises in two forks six miles west of Throckmorton in Throckmorton County (at 33°13' N, 99°18' W) and runs northeast four miles to its mouth on North Elm Creek, six miles northwest of Throckmorton (at 33°14' N, 99°17' W). The west fork rises (at 33°11' N, 99°20' W) and runs north five miles; the east fork rises (at 33°10 N, 99°19' W) and runs north four miles. Steep slopes and benches in the area are surfaced by shallow clay loam that supports juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses. The creek was probably named for the Tonkawa Indians.


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

"TONK CREEK (THROCKMORTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.