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PORTERS CREEK. Porters Creek rises east of Farm Road 1160, sixteen miles northwest of Wharton, and three miles northwest of New Taiton in northwestern Wharton County (at 29°18' N, 96°24' W) and runs southwest for thirteen miles to its mouth on West Mustang Creek, four miles from the Jackson county line and twenty-two miles northwest of Wharton (at 29°09' N, 96°27' W). It crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"PORTERS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.