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MORGAN CREEK (Burnet County). Morgan Creek rises in two branches in northwestern Burnet County. The North Fork begins twelve miles northwest of Burnet (at 30°56' N, 98°18' W) and flows southwest for eight miles; the South Fork begins eight miles northwest of Burnet (at 30°54' N, 98°16' W) and flows southwest for ten miles. Morgan Creek proper, formed by the confluence of the North and South fork (at 30°50'N, 98°21' W), was inundated after the impoundment of Lake Buchanan in 1938. The North and South forks now empty into the lake within a half-mile of each other, nine miles northwest of Burnet. The terrain through which they pass is generally flat with local deep dissections; the soil is shallow and stony; and the vegetation consists primarily of oak, juniper, and mesquite.


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

"MORGAN CREEK (BURNET COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.