Paluxy River

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: May 1, 1995

The Paluxy River, also known as Paluxy Creek, begins at a point where its North and South branches converge (at 32°21' N, 98°02' W), at the town of Bluff Dale in east central Erath County, and runs southeast for twenty-nine miles, passing through southwestern Hood County before reaching its mouth on the Brazos River, east of Glen Rose in south central Somervell County (at 32°15' N, 97°43' W). The South Paluxy River, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, rises two miles north of Stephenville (at 32°19' N, 98°12' W) and runs northeast for fifteen miles. The North Paluxy River, which is also intermittent near its source, rises at Morgan Mill (at 32°22' N, 98°17' W) and runs southeast for seventeen miles. The river crosses an area of steep slopes and benches, surfaced by shallow sandy and clay loams that support juniper, mesquite, live oak, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Paluxy River,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995