Alligator Creek (Hill County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Alligator Creek rises a mile northwest of Abbott in south central Hill County (at 31°54' N, 97°05' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to its mouth on Aquilla Creek (at 31°50' N, 97°11' W). The streambed traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams and clay to sandy loams that support juniper, oak, cacti, scrub brush, and grasses. For most of the county's history, the Alligator Creek area has been used as range and crop land.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Alligator Creek (Hill County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994