NOELKE CREEK. Noelke Creek rises (at 31°08' N, 101°55' W) near Noelke Hill in southeastern Upton County 6½ miles south of Rankin and runs southeast for eighteen miles to its mouth on Live Oak Creek (at 31°01' N, 101°42' W), in northwestern Crockett County north of U.S. Highway 190. The creekbed is composed primarily of sand, gravel, and mud substrate, with some limestone and dolomite. The soil near Noelke Creek is variable but is generally shallow and stony. Oak, juniper, mesquite, scrub, and sparse grasses grow along the banks.