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CHIMNEY CREEK (Shackelford County). Chimney Creek rises just south of State Highway 180 six miles west of Albany in west central Shackelford County (at 32°43' N, 99°25' W) and runs seventeen miles northwest to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, in east central Jones County (at 32°45' N, 99°37' W). The surrounding flat to gently sloping terrain is surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loam that supports mesquite and grasses. The down-stream terrain becomes flat with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Finally, at the creek's mouth resistant ledges and low cuestas are surfaced by shallow stony soils that support live oak, juniper, and grasses.


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

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