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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Bell County). Cottonwood Creek rises one mile southwest of Troy in northeastern Bell County (at 31°11' N, 97°20' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles through Bell County to its mouth on Big Elm Creek, one mile southwest of Seaton (at 31°04' N, 97°15' W). It runs through nearly level to sloping terrain surfaced by clayey soils and used predominantly for agriculture.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (BELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.