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POLK CREEK. Polk Creek rises twelve miles south of Coleman in central Coleman County (at 31°38' N, 99°25' W) and runs eight miles southeast to its mouth on Home Creek, one mile east of U.S. Highway 283 (at 31°36' N, 99°21' W). It crosses a varied area of steep, rolling, and flat terrain surfaced by shallow to deep sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, elm, and grasses. Polk Creek appears on an 1897 land grant map and was probably named for an early settler in the area; it was unnamed on maps in 1990.


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

"POLK CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.