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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Tarrant County). Cottonwood Creek rises near Helen Winsler Park within the city limits of Arlington in southeastern Tarrant County (at 32°45' N, 97°13' W) and runs east for 3½ miles to its mouth on Robinson Creek, three miles southeast of Grand Prairie (at 32°46' N, 97°09' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, and cacti. For most of Tarrant County's history, the Cottonwood Creek area has been used as crop and range land.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (TARRANT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.