Cat Claw Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Cat Claw Creek rises a half mile east of Farm Road 89 and five miles northeast of Buffalo Gap in north central Taylor County (at 32°22' N, 99°47' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Elm Creek, a quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 20 in north Abilene (at 32°30' N, 99°45' W). Mesquite, catclaw, and various grasses grow beside the stream, which flows through flat to gently sloping terrain.

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

Anonymous, “Cat Claw Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994