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ELM CREEK (Zavala County). Elm Creek rises ten miles northeast of Batesville in far northeastern Zavala County (at 29°05' N, 99°33' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on the Frio River, a mile northeast of the intersection of Farm roads 140 and 76 and seven miles southeast of Frio Town in northwestern Frio County (at 28°59' N, 99°14' W). It rises in steep to gently sloping terrain, then passes through flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Along the creek's upper reaches grow sparse scrub brush and grasses; in its lower, 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 (ZAVALA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.