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GRASSY CREEK (Johnson County). Grassy Creek rises four miles northeast of Alvarado in eastern Johnson County (at 32°26' N, 97°08' W) and runs north for eight miles to its mouth on Mountain Creek, a half mile west of the Ellis county line (at 32°30' N, 97°05' W). It traverses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, cacti, and grasses. The Grassy Creek area has been used as range and crop land.


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

"GRASSY CREEK (JOHNSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.