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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Limestone County). Cottonwood Creek rises three miles west of Prairie Hill in northwestern Limestone County (at 31°38' N, 96°50' W) and runs southeast for eighteen miles to its mouth on Big Creek, three miles southeast of Otto in Falls County (at 31°25' N, 96°46' W). The terrain through which the creek passes is generally low rolling to flat prairie surfaced by dark, calcareous clays and sandy loams that support mesquite, scrub brush, cacti, and grasses.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.