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GARRETT CREEK. Garrett Creek rises four miles south of Balsora in southwestern Wise County (at 33°02' N, 97°51' W) and runs northeast for eighteen miles, passing through the Boonsville oilfield before reaching its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, two miles northwest of Boyd (at 33°07' N, 97°37' W). It traverses hilly land with shallow sandy soils that support juniper, scattered oak, and various grasses. Most of the area has been used as range and crop land. The creek was probably named for C. W. Garrett, original grantee of the land at the creek's source.


Rosalie Gregg, ed., Wise County History (Vol. 1, n.p: Nortex, 1975; Vol. 2, Austin: Eakin, 1982).


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

"GARRETT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.