SMITH CREEK (GONZALES COUNTY)
SMITH CREEK (Gonzales County). Smith Creek rises three miles southwest of Thompsonville in Gonzales County (at 29°38' N, 97°27' W) and runs southwest for nine miles to its mouth on the San Marcos River, a mile northwest of Gonzales (at 29°31' N, 97°30' W). It has been named since at least as early as 1823. The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by alkaline to calcareous clays that support mesquite and a variety of prairie grasses.
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