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PRESCOTT CREEK. Prescott Creek rises (at 31°27' N, 98°37' W) three miles west of Goldthwaite in southern Mills County and runs south for six miles to its mouth (at 31°22' N, 98°39' W) on the Colorado River. The local steep-sloped terrain is surfaced by shallow sandy soils that support juniper, scattered oak, and grasses. The creek is probably named for Aaron Prescott, who may have homesteaded nearby in 1858.


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

"PRESCOTT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.