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COTTONWOOD CREEK (DeWitt County). Cottonwood Creek rises six miles northwest of Yorktown in central DeWitt County (at 29°03' N, 97°29' W), runs south for five miles, and joins Woods Creek to form Twelvemile Creek (at 29°00' N, 97°26' W). Cottonwood Creek traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clayey and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (DEWITT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.