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PAPOOSE CREEK. Papoose Creek, also known as Bakers Creek, rises at Farm Road 680 a mile west of Williams Community in north central Hardeman County (at 34°28' N, 99°56' W) and runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Red River, five miles north of Williams Community (at 34°29' N, 99°49' W). Upstream, it traverses variable terrain surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, chaparral, grasses, and cacti. The terrain downstream is flat and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

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