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TURNOVER CREEK. Turnover Creek rises five miles southwest of Gatesville in central Coryell County (at 31°22' N, 97°47' W) and runs northeast for six miles to its mouth on the Leon River, a mile south of Fort Gates (at 31°23' N, 97°43' W). The surrounding terrain varies from flat to rolling and is surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, cacti, and grasses. The creek was supposedly named for an accident in which a wagon crossing the creek turned over, spilling its load of corn.


Coryell County Genealogical Society, Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985 (Dallas: Taylor, 1986).


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

"TURNOVER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.