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VALLEY CREEK (Cooke County). Valley Creek rises in northern Cooke County (at 33°44' N, 97°24' W) six miles north-northwest of Muenster and flows north 8½ miles to its mouth (at 33°49' N, 97°22' W) on the Red River. The creek flows through flat to rolling prairie with locally steep slopes and escarpments. Soils vary from thin stony clay loams to thick clay and sandy loams. The land is generally used for rangeland, though some areas are suitable for cultivation. Vegetation consists of bluestem varieties, wild rye varieties, sideoats grama, goldenrod, Maximilian sunflower, and oak trees.

Tamsen Leigh Emerson


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

Tamsen Leigh Emerson, "VALLEY CREEK (COOKE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.