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LYNCH CREEK. Lynch Creek rises one mile southeast of Nix and just south of Ranch Road 580 in southwestern Lampasas County (at 31°06' N, 98°21' W) and flows west for 11½ miles to its mouth on the McAnelly Bend of the Colorado River, six miles west of Nix (at 31°07' N, 98°25' W). The spring-fed stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its course crosses an area of the Grand Prairies characterized by steeply to moderately sloping hills upstream to flat, locally dissected countryside near the stream's mouth. Some sections display steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape along the creek. Soils in the area are generally sandy and clay loams, ranging from deep to shallow and stony. Vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite. Pecan and willow can also be found in some areas midstream.


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