Cedar Creek (Fayette County)

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Cedar Creek rises between State Highway 159 and upper Lake Fayette in eastern Fayette County (at 29°57' N, 96°45' W) and runs through the lake and then continues southwest for 9½ miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, across from Mullins Prairie (at 29°52' N, 96°46' W). Below Lake Fayette the stream traverses flat to rolling terrain with local scarps surfaced by loose sandy gravel that is extracted for local use. Closer to the river the land has sandy loam topsoils and deep layers of clay mixed with gravel. These better soils support good crops of grain, pecans, and hay in the areas where they have not been removed by gravel producers.

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

Anonymous, “Cedar Creek (Fayette County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cedar-creek-fayette-county-RBCRS.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994