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ELM CREEK (Hopkins County). Elm Creek rises two miles northwest of Shirley in southwestern Hopkins County (at 33°05' N, 95°42' W). It formerly ran fourteen miles southwest to disembogue in Lake Fork Creek about a mile west of Burke-Yandell in northeastern Rains County (at 32°56' N, 95°43' W). Since its lower streambed was inundated by the Lake Fork Reservoir in the late 1970s, the creek has flowed into the reservoir a mile north of the Elm Cemetery in northeastern Rains County. The stream traverses flat to rolling terrain with clay loam and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

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