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BEAR CREEK (Erath County). Bear Creek rises three miles southwest of Patilo in northern Erath County (at 32°29' N, 98°12' W) and runs north for six miles to its mouth on Big Sunday Creek, in the extreme southern part of Palo Pinto County (at 32°32' N, 98°15' W). It runs beneath rolling and moderately to steeply sloping hills surfaced by stones, gravel, and loam that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, oaks, and grasses.


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

"BEAR CREEK (ERATH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.