HICKORY CREEK (BLANCO COUNTY)
HICKORY CREEK (Blanco County). Hickory Creek rises in rugged terrain four miles north of Sandy in north central Blanco County (at 30°25' N, 98°29' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, four miles northwest of Johnson City (at 30°19' N, 98°27' W). The stream traverses an area of eroded limestone hills and the southeasternmost outcroppings of Paleozoic rock of the Llano uplift. The region is for the most part vegetated with cedar, live oak, post oak, and wild grasses, except for scattered areas that have been made barren by timber eradication and overgrazing. Since settlement along Hickory Creek began as early as 1854, it is one of the first settled areas within what is now Blanco County.