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VEALE CREEK. Veale Creek rises four miles northeast of Breckenridge in northeast Stephens County (at 32°55' N, 98°42' W) and runs east for six miles into Possum Kingdom Lake just south of Farm Road 1148 (at 32°53' N, 98°37' W). The creek is possibly named for the four Veale brothers, known in the area as famous hunters, whose family cemetery stands nearby. The area has resistant ledges and low cuestas, rolling hills, and flat terrain surfaced by variable depths of clay and sandy loam that supports live oak, juniper, grasses, scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, oak, and juniper.


Stephens County (Breckenridge, Texas: Stephens County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1987).


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

"VEALE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.