Buck Creek, formerly known as Doyle Creek, rises eleven miles southwest of Maryneal in southwestern Nolan County (at 32°11' N, 100°37' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to its mouth on Big Silver Creek, seventeen miles southeast of Colorado City in southeastern Mitchell County (at 32°11' N, 100°44' W). It crosses flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by expansive clay and sandy and clay loam topsoils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Buck Creek (Nolan County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 24, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994