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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Ellis County). Cottonwood Creek rises 2½ miles southwest of Palmer in central Ellis County (at 32°22' N, 96°43' W) and runs east for 5½ miles to its mouth on Grove Creek, just east of U.S. Highway 75 a mile east of Palmer (at 32°24' N, 96°39' W). The creek traverses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, calcareous soil that supports mesquite trees, various grasses, and cacti. Throughout the county's history the area has been used as range and crop land.


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

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