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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.


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


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

"COPPERAS CREEK (BASTROP COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.