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WALNUT CREEK (Wise County). Walnut Creek rises two miles south of Decatur in central Wise County (at 33°13' N, 97°34' W) and flows south for 9½ miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, just north of Boyd (at 33°06' N, 97°34' W). The surrounding terrain is flat to rolling and surfaced mostly by deep, fine sandy loams that support hardwood and conifers. For most of the county's history the Walnut Creek area has been used as range and crop land.


Rosalie Gregg, ed., Wise County History (Vol. 1, n.p: Nortex, 1975; Vol. 2, Austin: Eakin, 1982).


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

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