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CRABAPPLE CREEK. Crabapple Creek rises a mile northwest of Hilltop in northern Gillespie County (at 30°25' N, 98°59' W) and runs northeast for twenty-eight miles to its mouth on Sandy Creek, about a mile west of State Highway 16 in southern Llano County (at 30°33' N, 98°43' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, rises in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crosses into an area of the Central (or Llano) basin. It runs through flat to rolling terrain surfaced by loamy and clayey soils that support grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.


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