Butte Creek, also known as Buke Creek and Battle Creek, rises two miles south of Clairemont in central Kent County (at 33°08' N, 100°46' W) and runs east for seven miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River (at 33°10' N, 100°37' W). Most of the area features moderately steep slopes and locally high relief surfaced by silt loam that supports mesquite and grasses. About a mile west of the creek's mouth the land is flat with local shallow depressions and a surface of sandy and clay loams in which grow 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.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 18, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994