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MUD CREEK (Runnels County). Mud Creek rises immediately west of the Coleman county line and four miles east of Crews in northwestern Runnels County (at 31°57' N, 99°43' W) and flows southwest for twenty-two miles before emptying into Elm Creek 1½ miles east of U.S. Highway 83 and six miles northeast of Ballinger in central Runnels County (at 31°49' N, 99°55' W). The vegetation along the upper streambed features mesquite and various grasses; water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses predominate downstream. The creek rises in flat to gently rolling terrain and ends in terrain with local shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.


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

"MUD CREEK (RUNNELS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.