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PONY CREEK (Runnels County). Pony Creek rises six miles south of Ballinger in south central Runnels County (at 31°39' N, 99°57' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, twelve miles southeast of Ballinger in southeastern Runnels County (at 31°36' N, 99°49' W). The stream supports oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses in its lower. It rises in a rolling prairie, then moves onto flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.


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

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