Cave Creek rises a quarter mile west of Farm Road 1631 in east central Gillespie County (at 30°19' N, 98°43' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River west of Stonewall (at 30°14' N, 98°42' W). The creek rises in the hills of the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and crosses generally flat terrain broken by sections of steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. The area is surfaced by clays and loams that support open stands of live oak and Ashe juniper and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Cave Creek (Gillespie County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
December 1, 1994