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FISHHOLE CREEK. Fishhole (Fishole) Creek, also known as Jackson Branch, rises three miles north of Afton in extreme north central Dickens county (at 33°49' N, 100°48' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on the South Pease (or Tongue) River, in south central Motley County a mile north of the Dickens-Motley county line (at 33°51' N, 100°46' W). The local terrain is characterized by moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

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