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SMITH CREEK (Gonzales County). Smith Creek rises three miles southwest of Thompsonville in Gonzales County (at 29°38' N, 97°27' W) and runs southwest for nine miles to its mouth on the San Marcos River, a mile northwest of Gonzales (at 29°31' N, 97°30' W). It has been named since at least as early as 1823. The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by alkaline to calcareous clays that support mesquite and a variety of prairie grasses.


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

"SMITH CREEK (GONZALES COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.