Blue Creek (Wharton County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Blue Creek rises one mile north of El Campo and twelve miles west of Wharton in west central Wharton County (at 29°14' N, 96°17' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, a mile south of the county line in northern Matagorda County (at 29°04' N, 96°01' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie with some shallow depressions, surfaced by calcareous clays and sandy and clay loams that support mesquite, cacti, grasses, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers.

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

Anonymous, “Blue Creek (Wharton County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994