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KINGS CREEK (Throckmorton County). Kings Creek, an intermittent stream through most of its course, rises two miles south of Bush Knob in south central Throckmorton County (at 33°05' N, 99°10' W) and runs southeast for nineteen miles, across the extreme southwest corner of Young County, to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in northwest Stephens County (at 32°57' N, 98°56' W). Middle Kings Creek, formerly Crane Creek, rises between the Lunsford and Masters oilfields in southeast Throckmorton County (at 33°04' N, 99°06' W) and runs southeast for ten miles before emptying into Kings Creek four miles south of Woodson (at 32°59' N, 99°00' W). Middle Kings Creek is dammed to form a small lake two miles northeast of Woodson. Crooked Branch rises a mile north of Farm Road 209 and two miles east of the Young county line (at 33°01' N, 98°59' W) and runs southeast for four miles to its mouth on East Kings Creek (at 32°58' N, 98°57' W). East Kings Creek rises in the Tom Anderson oilfield a mile north of Farm Road 209 (at 33°05' N, 98°59' W) and runs to its confluence with Kings Creek at the junction of Throckmorton, Stephens, and Young counties (at 32°58' N, 98°57' W). Kings Creek is dammed a mile west of Woodson to form Lake Woodson. The area's steeply to moderately sloping and rolling hills are surfaced by variably deep clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, cacti, live oak, juniper, mesquite, oak, and grasses.


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