Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


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.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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 November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.