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SPARERIB CREEK. Sparerib Creek rises eight miles southwest of Burnet in southwestern Burnet County (at 30°40' N, 98°19' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the creek runs south for four miles to its mouth on Backbone Creek, two miles northwest of Marble Falls (at 30°37' N, 98°18' W). It crosses generally low-rolling to flat terrain with local deep dissections, surfaced by shallow, stony soil that supports oak, juniper, cacti, and mesquite.


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