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HOG CREEK (Ellis County). Hog Creek rises two miles west of Italy in southwestern Ellis County (at 32°11' N, 96°57' W) and runs southeast for just over nine miles to its mouth on Mill Creek, 5½ miles southwest of Avalon (at 32°08' N, 96°49' W). The stream runs through flat to rolling land surfaced with dark, calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, and cacti. For most of the county's history, the Hog Creek area has been used as range and cropland.


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

"HOG CREEK (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.