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ELM CREEK (Limestone County). Elm Creek rises seven miles southeast of Prairie Hill in eastern Limestone County (at 31°35' N, 96°43' W) and runs south for ten miles to its mouth on Cottonwood Creek (at 31°29' N, 96°45' W). The creek traverses flat to rolling prairie with local shallow depressions, surfaced by dark, calcareous clays and sandy loams that support mesquite, cacti, and grasses in the upper reaches of the creek and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers in its lower.


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

"ELM CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.