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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Coryell County). Cottonwood Creek rises sixteen miles north of Copperas Cove in west central Coryell County (at 31°22' N, 97°51' W) and runs northeast for eight miles to its mouth on the Leon River, two miles west of Gatesville (at 31°24' N, 97°45' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain, with local deep dissections, surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, mesquite, and grasses.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (CORYELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.