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VILLAGE CREEK (Johnson County). Village Creek rises in north central Johnson County (at 32°28' N, 97°23' W) just east of Joshua and flows for thirty-four miles to its mouth (at 32°47' N, 97°09' W) on the West Fork of the Trinity River two miles northwest of Arlington. Intermittent in its extreme upper reaches only, the stream is impounded to form Lake Arlington two miles northwest of Kennedale in Tarrant County. The creek exits the lake three miles east of Fort Worth and passes within the city limits of Arlington. Among the tributaries of the stream are Willow, Deer, and Cottonwood creeks. Flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays which support mesquite, cacti, and grasses. The area has been used as range and crop land.


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

"VILLAGE CREEK (JOHNSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.