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TURKEY CREEK (Clay County). Turkey Creek rises in northwestern Clay County a mile southwest of Dean (at 33°56' N, 98°23' W) and flows southeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Little Wichita River, a mile northeast of Henrietta (at 33°52' N, 98°09' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, flows through mostly flat land surfaced by sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. For most of the county's history the Turkey Creek area has been used as crop and range land.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (CLAY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.