Buffalo Creek, in central Johnson County, is formed by East and West Buffalo creeks. East Buffalo Creek rises five miles northwest of Keene in north central Johnson County (at 32°27' N, 90°22' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to Cleburne, where it joins West Buffalo Creek (at 32°20' N, 97°23' W). West Buffalo Creek rises two miles west of Joshua (at 32°28' N, 97°25' W). The consolidated stream runs southwest for five miles to its mouth on the Nolan River, 5½ miles south of Cleburne in southwestern Johnson County (at 32°16' N, 97°24' W). Buffalo Creek crosses low-rolling to flat terrain with sandy and clay loam and dark calcareous clay topsoils that support scrub brush, cacti, mesquite, and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Buffalo Creek (Johnson County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994