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BEARHEAD CREEK. Bearhead Creek begins a mile southwest of Sivells Bend in north central Cooke County (at 33°51' N, 97°15' W) and flows southeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Fish Creek (at 33°47' N, 97°12' W). It traverses a sparsely settled area of rural Cooke County where, according to a county historian, predatory animals once abounded, including an occasional bear. Bearhead Creek flows through gently undulating to hilly terrain with loamy, clayey, and sandy soils. Indigenous trees found along the creek are elm, oak, ash, pecan, cottonwood, and willow.


C. N. Jones, Early Days in Cooke County: 1848–1873 (Gainesville, Texas, 1936; rpt., Gainesville: Cooke County Heritage Society, 1977).

Robert Wayne McDaniel


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

Robert Wayne McDaniel, "BEARHEAD CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.