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MOUNTAIN CREEK (Johnson County). Mountain Creek rises in east central Johnson County (at 32°26' N, 97°13' W) 2½ miles north of Alvarado and runs northeast for thirty-eight miles to its mouth (at 32°46' N, 96°56' W) on the West Fork of the Trinity River, in north Grand Prairie in Dallas County. It serves as part of the boundary between Dallas and Grand Prairie and runs through Mountain Creek Lake in Grand Prairie. It traverses low-rolling to flat terrain, surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, grasses, and cacti, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The area has served as crop and range land, though urban development is now predominant in its middle and lower reaches. Among the numerous tributaries to Mountain Creek are Fish Spring Branch, Hollings Branch, and Walnut Creek.


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"MOUNTAIN CREEK (JOHNSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed April 21, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.