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TWIN LAKES. Twin Lakes is a pair of small natural lakes ten miles west of Tahoka in western Lynn County (at 33°08'N, 101°58'W). The sandy clay loam along the shores, which are 3,100 feet above sea level, supports a variety of tall grasses. Either Twin Lakes or nearby Double Lakes was the site of several skirmishes in the early 1870s between Indians and troops under Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie. In 1877 the Nolan expedition reached one of these two lake groups after traveling eighty-six hours without water.


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

"TWIN LAKES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.