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FIVEMILE CREEK (Upton County). Fivemile Creek rises at the intersection of China Draw and Rankin Draw, near King Mountain in Upton County (at 31°12' N, 102°00' W), and runs south across south Upton and northwest Crockett counties for a total of 15½ miles to its mouth on the Pecos River, between State Highway 349 and Farm Road 308 (at 30°59' N, 102°02' W). The stream crosses an area of sand, gravel, and mud substrate with variable soils. Flooding along the creek is very sudden and severe, although infrequent. Scrub brush and sparse grasses grow along the steep to gentle slopes beside the stream.


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

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