sidebar menu icon


PAW PAW CREEK. Paw Paw Creek rises (at 33°45' N, 96°31' W) a mile northwest of Red Branch in extreme northwestern Grayson County and runs northeast for 1½ miles to its mouth (at 33°46' N, 96°30' W) on a finger of Lake Texoma, two miles northeast of Dexter. The local terrain is flat to rolling and is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support mixed hardwood and pine trees.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Paw Paw Creek," accessed January 21, 2018,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.