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LAKE CREEK (Delta County). Lake Creek rises just north of the junction of Farm roads 1742 and 198 and a mile northeast of Enloe in northern Delta County (at 33°27' N, 95°38' W) and runs north and then southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River, two miles southeast of Vasco and two miles southwest of Kensing (at 33°22' N, 95°27' W). It is intermittent in its middle reaches. The creek was named for the many lakes located along its banks. In 1885 a town of the same name was founded on the creek some three miles from its source. The local terrain is gently sloping and is surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquites and grasses. At its mouth the creek is surrounded by a floodplain.


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

"LAKE CREEK (DELTA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.