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COPPERAS CREEK (BASTROP COUNTY)

COPPERAS CREEK (Bastrop County). Copperas Creek rises on the northern outskirts of Bastrop State Park in central Bastrop County (at 30°08' N, 97°16' W) and runs south five miles to its mouth at the Colorado River (at 30°04' N, 97°17' W). It begins in sandy uplands, passes through pine forest, and ends on the loamy Colorado River floodplain. A sawmill on the creek bank in the 1840s produced lumber for many buildings in Bastrop and San Antonio.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Bastrop Historical Society, In the Shadow of the Lost Pines: A History of Bastrop County and Its People (Bastrop, Texas: Bastrop Advertiser, 1955).

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"COPPERAS CREEK (BASTROP COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbchx), accessed February 11, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.