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SOAP CREEK (Ellis County). Soap Creek rises 1½ miles east of Venus in northwestern Ellis County (at 32°26' N, 97°02' W) and flows for 9½ miles, passing under the Santa Fe Railroad, to its mouth on Newton Creek, four miles northwest of Midlothian (at 32°32' N, 97°03' W). The winding, intermittent stream flows north, then northwest. It originates in flat to rolling prairie, where calcareous clayey soil supports mesquite, grasses, and cacti. The land is used for crops and range.

Charlie C. Haynes, Jr.


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

Charlie C. Haynes, Jr., "SOAP CREEK (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.