ONION CREEK (BLANCO COUNTY)
ONION CREEK (Blanco County). Onion Creek rises twelve miles southeast of Johnson City in eastern Blanco County (at 30°08' N, 98°17' W) and runs northeast for sixty miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, two miles northwest of Garfield in Travis County (at 30°12' N, 97°35' W). Along its course it passes near Dripping Springs, Driftwood, and Buda in Hays County and Onion Creek and Bluff Springs communities in southern Travis County. The terrain near the creek is characterized by steep slopes and benches in the upper and middle reaches and is generally flat to rolling in the lower reaches. Shallow clay loams to deeper sand and clay support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses. Onion Creek provides the falls for McKinney Falls State Park and is suitable for recreational use when the water is high.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Onion Creek (Blanco County)," accessed January 19, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbo22.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.