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ALLIGATOR CREEK (Williamson County). Alligator Creek rises three miles east of Bartlett in northeastern Williamson County (at 30°46' N, 97°07' W) and runs southeast for 21½ miles, through Bell and Milam counties, to its mouth on the San Gabriel River, five miles east of San Gabriel in Milam County (at 30°42' N, 97°07' W). Alligators lived in the region in the nineteenth century. The creek flows through flat or gently rolling terrain characterized by clayey soils used predominantly for agriculture.


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

"ALLIGATOR CREEK (WILLIAMSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.