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WHEELER CREEK. Wheeler Creek rises five miles southwest of Callisburg in east central Cooke County (at 33°41' N, 97°03' W) and runs southwest 8½ miles to its mouth on Pecan Creek, just southeast of Gainesville (at 33°36' N, 97°07' W). Wheeler Creek was named for J. E. Wheeler, a Methodist minister and farmer, who moved to the area in January 1857 and built a flour mill there. A spillway is built at the stream's middle reaches. The surrounding low rolling to flat terrain is surfaced by shallow to deep sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush and some hardwood trees along the creek's banks. Throughout Cooke County's history, the Wheeler Creek area has been used as range and crop land.


A. Morton Smith, The First 100 Years in Cooke County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1955).


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

"WHEELER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.