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PAINT CREEK (Callahan County). Paint Creek rises four miles northeast of Cross Plains in southeastern Callahan County (at 32°10' N, 99°07' W) and runs south for thirteen miles, passing through the southwest corner of Eastland County before reaching its mouth on the Red River, eight miles north of Lake Brownwood in Brown County (at 32°01' N, 99°05' W). In its upper reaches the stream passes through rolling hills, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, grasses, and live oak and juniper trees; in its lower reaches the stream traverses terrain of resistant ledges and low cuestas, surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support live oak, juniper, and grasses.


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

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