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ELM CREEK (Mason County). Elm Creek rises about 2½ miles west of Bodie Peak in eastern Mason County (at 30°50' N, 99°01' W) and runs southeast for nine miles, passing through sandy beds during the last half of its course, to its mouth on the Llano River, 2½ miles east of Castell in Llano County (at 30°42' N, 98°55' W). The stream, which rises in the limestone hills on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, crosses low-rolling to flat terrain in the Llano basin area, with deep to shallow clayey and loamy soils that support brush, grasses, and open stands of live oak and mesquite.


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

"ELM CREEK (MASON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.