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NORTH PEASE RIVER. The North Pease River rises nine miles southeast of Cedar Hill in eastern Floyd County (at 34°05' N, 101°03' W), at an elevation of 3,100 feet. During its sixty-mile course across northern Motley, extreme southeastern Hall, and north Cottle counties, the river descends over 1,500 feet through remote ranchland. It cuts a wide, sandy bed through mostly flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. The North Pease River joins the Middle Pease River to form the Pease River five miles north of Swearingen in northeastern Cottle County (at 34°14' N, 100°07' W). The North Pease River formed part of the northern boundary for the Matador Land and Cattle Company in Motley County.


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

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