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GIBSON CREEK (Erath County). Gibson Creek rises in northwestern Erath County (at 32°27' N, 98°25' W) and runs northeast for eight miles, forming Thurber and Mingus lakes and passing through Mingus before reaching its mouth on Palo Pinto Creek, in southern Palo Pinto County (at 32°34' N, 98°22' W). The stream was probably named for William Gibson, who was an original grantee of land through which it runs. Gibson Creek traverses rolling prairie surfaced by clay loams that support mesquite, grasses, and some mixed hardwood and pine tree forests. Near its mouth, the terrain changes to flat with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"GIBSON CREEK (ERATH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.