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SHOAL CREEK (Coryell County). Shoal Creek rises eight miles southwest of Gatesville in central Coryell County (at 31°22' N, 97°49' W) and flows northeast for eight miles to its mouth on the Leon River, a mile west of Fort Gates (at 31°23' N, 97°44' W). The terrain varies from flat to rolling prairie with local steep slopes; the soil is shallow, stony clay loams; and the vegetation consists primarily of oak, juniper, cacti, and grasses.


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

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