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MOUND PRAIRIE CREEK. Mound Prairie Creek rises (at 31°57' N, 95°40' W) in north central Anderson County four miles northwest of Elmtown and runs southeast for 12½ miles to its mouth (at 31°50' N, 95°33' W) on Wells Creek, two miles northwest of Lost Prairie Lake. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its banks are heavily wooded in places with mixed pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sand, loam, and clay. The area is used predominantly as woodland and for agriculture. Both the stream and the nearby abandoned community of Mound Prairie were named for an Indian mound found by early settlers on a bare stretch of prairie in the area.


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

"MOUND PRAIRIE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.