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BITTER CREEK (Taylor County). Bitter Creek begins four miles southeast of Trent in the northwest corner of Taylor County (at 32°28' N, 100°06' W) and flows northeast for twenty-three miles before disemboguing into the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in southwest central Jones County (at 32°37' N, 99°53' W). At the stream's source the terrain is flat to gently sloping and surfaced with loose sand that supports scrub brush and grasses. Toward the Brazos the terrain remains similar, but the soil surface is silt loam that predominantly supports mesquite.


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

"BITTER CREEK (TAYLOR COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.