Big Elm Creek (Limestone County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Big Elm Creek rises two miles north of Lavender in east central Limestone County (at 31°33' N, 96°39' W) and runs southwest for sixteen miles to its mouth on Big Creek, ten miles east-northeast of Marlin in Falls County (at 31°24' N, 96°44' W). The creek crosses flat to rolling prairie with local shallow depressions and a surface of dark, calcareous clays and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwood and conifers near the creek and mesquite, cacti, and grasses in the surrounding area.

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

Anonymous, “Big Elm Creek (Limestone County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994