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ELM CREEK (Hays County). Elm Creek rises three miles north of Niederwald in the eastern corner of Hays County (at 30°04' N, 97°45' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles, passing into Caldwell County before reaching its mouth on Plum Creek, a mile north of Lockhart (at 29°58' N, 97°40' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Food and fiber crops grow in the clay and shale-based soils through which Elm Creek runs.


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

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