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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Callahan County). Cottonwood Creek rises three miles southeast of Spring Mesa in southeast Callahan County (at 32°15' N, 99°13' W) and runs south for ten miles to its mouth on Turkey Creek, two miles northwest of Cross Plains (at 32°09' N, 99°11' W). The creek runs through flat land to rolling hills surfaced with deep sandy loam that supports brush and grasses. The town of Cottonwood, located near the creek's midway point, was named after nearby Cottonwood Springs. Settlement in the area began in the mid-1870s.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (CALLAHAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.