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WHITES CREEK. Whites Creek rises at the confluence of its east and west prongs three miles southwest of Van Alstyne (Grayson County) in northern Collin County (at 33°24' N, 96°37' W) and runs southwest for 3½ miles to its mouth on the East Fork of the Trinity River, two miles east of Weston (at 33°21' N, 96°38' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie, surfaced by expansive clays, clay loams, and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, junipers, oaks, conifers, and grasses. The region historically has served as crop and range land.


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

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