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TOWNSEND CREEK. Townsend Creek rises three miles southwest of Myra in south central Cooke County (at 33°35' N, 97°16' W) and runs southeast for 6½ miles to its mouth on Spring Creek, six miles south of Gainesville (at 33°32' N, 97°12' W). Variable terrain in the area is surfaced by shallow stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, and grasses. For most of the county's history, the Townsend Creek area has been used as a range and crop land.


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

"TOWNSEND CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.