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PALO ALTO CREEK (Gillespie County). Palo Alto Creek rises southeast of Cherry Mountain in central Gillespie County (at 30°22' N, 98°54' W) and runs southeast for sixteen miles to its mouth (at 30°14' N, 98°46' W) on the Pedernales River, one mile north of U.S. Highway 290. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It rises in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crosses into the Central basin, running through flat to rolling terrain with loamy and clayey soils; vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

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