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ELM CREEK (Throckmorton County). Elm Creek rises seven miles southwest of Throckmorton in central Throckmorton County (at 33°08' N, 99°15' W) and runs east for a total of thirty miles, passing through the town of Throckmorton and into western Young County, then becoming a flowing stream when it passes near Proffitt, before reaching its mouth on the Brazos River, six miles west of Newcastle in west central Young County (at 33°12' N, 98°50' W). The stream passes through rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, grasses, live oak, and juniper. Elm Creek is the main source for Lake Throckmorton. Most of the stream's drainage area consists of isolated ranchlands and oilfields.


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

"ELM CREEK (THROCKMORTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.