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TURKEY CREEK (Johnson County). Turkey Creek rises near the northwestern edge of Keene in central Johnson County (at 32°24' N, 97°20' W) and runs southeast, through Lake Alvarado, for a total of ten miles to its mouth on the North Fork of Chambers Creek, a few miles southeast of Alvarado (at 32°21' N, 97°10' W). In its upper reaches the creek is dammed three times to make small ponds. Most of the creek is in the Cross Timbers region. The predominant soil type is deep, slightly acid, loam and sand. The creekbed is primarily fine sandy loam and is frequently flooded.

Richard Elam


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

Richard Elam, "TURKEY CREEK (JOHNSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.