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York Creek


York Creek rises ten miles northeast of New Braunfels in eastern Comal County (at 29°51' N, 98°05' W) and flows in a southeasterly direction for 30½ miles, through Hays and Guadalupe counties, to its mouth on the San Marcos River, eight miles northwest of Luling on the Guadalupe-Caldwell county line (at 29°43' N, 97°46' W). Its course crosses an area of the Blackland Prairie characterized by flat to rolling prairie and slightly acidic soils with loamy surface layers and cracking clayey subsoils. Vegetation consists of post oak woods, mesquite, and grasses, but most of the area is used for cropland. In the nineteenth century York Creek lent its name to a farming community that supported a school, cotton gin, and store; since 1880 the town of Hunter has developed along the creek.

Hermann Seele, A Short Sketch of Comal County, Texas (New Braunfels: Neu Braunfelser Zeitung Print, 1885).

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

Anonymous, “York Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2020,

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