Turtle Creek (Dallas County, Texas)

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For the neighborhood, see Turtle Creek, Dallas. For the road, see Turtle Creek Boulevard. For other Turtle Creeks, see Turtle Creek (disambiguation).

Turtle Creek is the name of small tributary of the Trinity River with headwaters in north Dallas, Texas (USA). It generally runs southwest through north Dallas, passing through Highland Park (an enclave of Dallas), then back into Dallas through the Oak Lawn community and Turtle Creek neighborhood alongside Turtle Creek Boulevard, through Reverchon Park, and ultimately through the West Dallas Design District where it flows into the Trinity River Meanders. The Meanders are the original path of the Trinity River through Dallas, but for flood control purposes, were culverted in the early 20th century, and a redirected path of the Trinity was dug to the west, engineered with levees and pumps, opening up an industrial district.[1]


  1. ^ Turtle Creek (Dallas County) from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2006-10-14.

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Coordinates: 32°51′N 96°48′W / 32.850°N 96.800°W / 32.850; -96.800