Alarm Creek rises five miles southwest of Stephenville in central Erath County (at 32°12' N, 98°18' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the North Bosque River, four miles northeast of Alexander (at 32°05' N, 98°09' W). It crosses an area of steep slopes and benches, with an elevation of 1,200 to 1,300 feet and with a land surface of shallow clay loams that support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses. The creek reportedly got its name when Maj. George B. Erath and a group of surveyors camped on it and promised to give an alarm to the settlers in case of an Indian raid.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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September 6, 2018