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ROCKY CREEK (Washington County). Rocky Creek rises two miles south of Independence in north central Washington County (at 30°18' N, 96°22' W) and runs southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on New Year Creek, one half mile east of Petersville Church (at 30°12' N, 96°13' W). The creek is intermittent in its upper reaches. Gently sloping to level terrain in the area is surfaced by clay that supports grass and scattered post oak motts.


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

"ROCKY CREEK (WASHINGTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.