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MCDONALD CREEK (Motley County). McDonald Creek rises three miles south of Matador in south central Motley County (at 33°58' N, 100°50' W) and runs six miles northeast to its mouth on Ballard Creek, two miles east of Matador near U.S. Highway 62/70 (at 34°01' N, 100°47' W). The land in the area is flat to gently sloping to moderately steep slopes with locally high relief. The soils are shallow to moderately deep silt loams, that support mesquite and grasses. The Matador Land and Cattle Company maintained a line camp near the creek. The area was used for both agriculture and grazing.


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

"MCDONALD CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.