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MUSTANG CREEK (Ellis County). Mustang Creek rises a mile north of Waxahachie in central Ellis County (at 32°26' N, 96°51' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs southeasterly for 6½ miles, through flat to rolling land surfaced with deep to shallow clays and clay loams that support oak, juniper, and grasses. For most of the county's history the Mustang Creek area has been used as range and crop land. The stream flanks the city limit of Waxahachie before entering Bardwell Lake just northeast of Ennis. Mustang Creek flows out of the lake and joins Waxahachie Creek a half mile south of Bardwell Dam (at 32°15' N, 96°38' W).


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

"MUSTANG CREEK (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.