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MILLERS CREEK (BLANCO COUNTY)

MILLERS CREEK (Blanco County). Millers (Miller) Creek rises in rugged Hill Country terrain six miles northwest of Blanco in south central Blanco County (at 30°11' N, 98°29' W) and is the longest stream entirely within the present-day boundaries of the county. The creek runs northeast for 25½ miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, three miles west of the boundary of Pedernales Falls State Park (at 30°18' N, 98°18' W). The creek flows through loamy soils and rock outcroppings past grasslands and stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. The origin of the creek's name is uncertain. The name may have come into use after a gristmill was built on the creek in 1861 about eight miles north of the settlement of Blanco. At the time the mill was established it was probably the only such facility in that part of the county.

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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.