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ELM CREEK (Travis County). Elm Creek rises at the eastern edge of the Austin city limits in east central Travis County (at 30°17' N, 97°37' W) and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on Gilleland Creek, two miles south of the Dunlap community (at 30°14' N, 97°33' W). The local terrain is generally flat with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams 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 (TRAVIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.