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POPLAR CREEK. Poplar Creek rises in a tank in Austin County just north and east of the corners of Fayette and Colorado counties (at 29°59' N, 96°35' W) and flows south for five miles to its mouth on Boggy Creek, near its crossing of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad in Fayette County (at 29°55' N, 96°35' W). Throughout its course it flows through soils composed of a mixture of sandy loam and calcareous clay, which are rated as fair to good for agriculture but are primarily used as pasture for cattle.


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

"POPLAR CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.