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FLAT CREEK (Cooke County). Flat Creek rises a half mile southeast of Hood in southwestern Cooke County (at 33°34' N, 97°20' W) and runs southeast for 8½ miles, passing through the Ellenburger oilfield in its upper reaches before reaching its mouth on Grasshopper Creek, in extreme north central Denton County (at 33°24' N, 97°19' W). The stream, which is dammed in its lower reaches, traverses variable terrain surfaced by expansive clays and moderately deep to shallow stony clay loams that support oak, juniper, chaparral, cacti, and grasses.


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