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LAKE CHILDRESS. Lake Childress is eight miles northwest of Childress in Childress County. This reservoir, built on a tributary of Baylor Creek in 1923, had an original capacity of 4,600 acre-feet; it is adjacent to Baylor Creek Reservoir. In 1964 it was still part of the city's water supply system, as was the smaller Williams Reservoir to the southeast.


C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).

Seth D. Breeding


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

Seth D. Breeding, "LAKE CHILDRESS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.