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MCCOY CREEK (Red River County). McCoy Creek, formerly called Bland Creek, rises five miles northwest of Clarksville in central Red River County (at 33°40' N, 95°06' W). The intermittent stream flows in a southerly direction for ten miles to its mouth on Scatter Creek, six miles southwest of Clarksville (at 33°32' N, 95°07' W). The soils along the creek are loamy and clayey, and the land is used for growing grains and sorghum or as pasture. The creek was probably first named for the Bland family, the original grantees of land through which it flows, and renamed for the family of Jasper McCoy, who owned a plantation in the area before the Civil War.


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

"MCCOY CREEK (RED RIVER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.