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BUTTERNUT CREEK. Butternut Creek rises a quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 67 and seven miles northeast of Ballinger in east central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 99°51' W) and runs south for nine miles before emptying into Mustang Creek a mile north of the Colorado River and seven miles southeast of Ballinger in southeast Runnels County (at 31°41' N, 99°51' W). The vegetation beside the creek comprises juniper, live oak, mesquite, and various grasses. The terrain exhibits steep slopes and benches.


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

"BUTTERNUT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.