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ROCKY CEDAR CREEK. Rocky Cedar Creek, in the Trinity River watershed, rises four miles northeast of Elmo in eastern Kaufman County (at 32°46' N, 96°07' W) and runs south for 13½ miles to its mouth on Muddy Cedar Creek (at 32°37' N, 96°06' W). The stream flows through gently sloping to level terrain and in its lower reaches, where two dams have been built, crosses soil which is lightly flooded at least once each year, usually during the spring. Rocky Cedar Creek flows almost exclusively through land surfaced by clay and sandy loams that is used for pasturage and, in some instances, left unimproved. The stream is bordered by woodlands and in its upper course is crossed by U.S. Highway 80 and the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which parallel the highway, running from east to west across northern Kaufman County. In its lower reaches, Rocky Cedar Creek is crossed by Interstate Highway 20, which crosses the county in a roughly diagonal line from northwest to southeast.


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

"ROCKY CEDAR CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.