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PEPPER CREEK. Pepper Creek rises a mile northwest of Temple in north central Bell County (at 31°10' N, 97°22' W) and runs southwest for ten miles through central Bell County to its mouth on the Leon River, just east of Belton (at 31°04' N, 97°26' W). The creek, named for William W. Pepper, who was granted land on its banks, flows through nearly level to sloping terrain characterized by clayey soils used predominantly for agricultural purposes.


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

"PEPPER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.