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LAKE GIBBONS. Lake Gibbons is a small artificial lake on Pine Creek four miles northwest of Paris in central Lamar County (at 33°42' N, 95°39' W). It was built in 1911 as a water source for Paris and has a capacity of 3,600 acre-feet. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by dark, calcareous clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"LAKE GIBBONS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.