COLDWATER CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
COLDWATER CREEK (Fayette County). Coldwater Creek rises in a tank just east of Farm Road 609 seven miles northeast of Flatonia in southern Fayette County (at 29°46' N, 97°02' W) and runs southeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Rocky Creek, 1½ miles north of Engle in southern Fayette County (at 29°42' N, 97°01' W). The name is derived from several cold springs that join the creek near its head in an area generally known as the Black Jack Springs or Pin Oak community. The creek runs through variable terrain surfaced by sand and clay that support oak and cedar, with some hackberry, mesquite, and pecan. Until the 1960s cotton was produced there for ginning at Flatonia and Muldoon. Following the decline of cotton most of the land reverted to pasture for cattle, with some production of corn and hay.
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