RICHLAND SPRINGS CREEK
RICHLAND SPRINGS CREEK. Richland Springs Creek, also known as Richland Creek, rises 3½ miles east of Rochelle in eastern McCulloch County (at 31°14' N, 99°10' W). The creek, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, flows past the town of Richland Springs in an easterly direction for 33½ miles to its mouth on the San Saba River in San Saba County (at 31°13' N, 98°47' W). It runs through an area characterized by generally flat terrain with localized dissection. Vegetation primarily consists of Ashe juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses growing in sandy and clayey loam soils. A settler, Jackson Brown, named the stream Richland Creek because of the fertile land it crossed.
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