Rocky Creek (Colorado County)

By: Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995

Rocky Creek rises in north central Colorado County (at 29°49' N, 96°38' W) and runs south for eleven miles, crossing State Highway 329 and Farm Road 1890, to its mouth on the Colorado River, four miles upriver from Columbus (at 29°43' N, 96°35' W). Along the course of the creek the land is predominantly flat with some shallow depressions. The soil is loamy on the surface with mottled grey and red clay subsoil and a substrate of sand, gravel, mud, and some bedrock. Hardwoods, conifers, and some grasses grow along the creekbed.

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

Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr., “Rocky Creek (Colorado County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995