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OWL CREEK (Coryell County). Owl Creek rises eight miles south of Gatesville in south central Coryell County (at 31°19' N, 97°46' W) and flows southeast for twenty miles to its mouth on Belton Lake, twelve miles northwest of Temple in northern Bell County (at 31°13' N, 97°31' W). The surrounding terrain is flat to rolling prairie with local steep slopes; the soil is shallow clay loams; and the vegetation consists primarily of oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses.


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

"OWL CREEK (CORYELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.