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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Travis County). Cottonwood Creek rises five miles north of New Sweden in northeastern Travis County (at 30°28' N, 97°29' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Wilbarger Creek, six miles east of Manor (at 30°19' N, 97°28' W). It traverses generally flat to rolling terrain with steep margins, surfaced by sandy loams that support willow and pecan trees in the upper reaches of the creek and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses in the lower reaches.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (TRAVIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.