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SCOTT CREEK. Scott Creek rises four miles southwest of Gainesville in central Cooke County (at 33°36' N, 97°13' W) and flows southeast for thirteen miles to its confluence with the Elm Fork of the Trinity River (at 33°30' N, 97°06' W). The creek was probably named for Robert Scott, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars who patented a section of land through which it flows. The local clay and sandy loams support oak trees, Texas needlegrass, Indian grass, bluestem varieties, and panicum.

Tamsen Leigh Emerson


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

Tamsen Leigh Emerson, "SCOTT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.