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CORN CREEK. Corn Creek rises four miles southwest of Placid in northeastern McCulloch County (at 31°16' N, 99°14' W) and runs north for eighteen miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, three miles northwest of Mercury (at 31°27' N, 99°11' W). The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support vegetation ranging from water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses to scrub brush and mesquite.


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"CORN CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.