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PANTHER CREEK (Collin County). Panther Creek rises in western Collin County (at 33°10' N, 96°47' W) two miles northeast of Frisco and runs west for just over twelve miles before reaching its mouth (at 33°11' N, 96°56' W) on Lewisville Lake and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in adjacent Denton County. The name of the stream probably commemorates the killing of a large panther near there in 1852. At that time the creek provided fresh water for the settlers of the Little Elm community. Earlier, members of the Caddo Indian confederacy may have lived along the stream banks.


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

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