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MUSTANG CREEK (Coleman County). Mustang Creek rises four miles northwest of Talpa in west central Coleman County (at 31°50' N, 99°41' W) and flows southwest for twenty miles before emptying into the Colorado River eight miles southeast of Ballinger in southeastern Runnels County (at 31°41' N, 99°51' W). Juniper, liveoak, mesquite, and grasses grow beside the upper reaches of the stream, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow downstream. The creek rises in steeply broken terrain and ends in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and a clay surface.


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

"MUSTANG CREEK (COLEMAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.