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HUGHES CREEK (Lampasas County). Hughes Creek, a spring-fed stream, rises a mile southeast of Waters Mountain and a mile south of Ranch Road 580 in south central Lampasas County (at 31°06' N, 98°20' W), and runs east for 4½ miles to its mouth on Reservoir Number 1, on Donalson Creek six miles northwest of Lampasas (at 31°05' N, 98°17' W). The intermittent stream traverses an area of the Grand Prairies characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches that often give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Soils in the area are generally shallow clay loams, which support grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

"HUGHES CREEK (LAMPASAS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.