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SPRING CREEK (Blanco County). Spring Creek rises 1½ miles southeast of Tater Hill in northwestern Blanco County (at 30°25' N, 98°31' W) and runs southeast for 6½ miles to its mouth on North Grape Creek (at 30°20' N, 98°29' W), two miles above the point at which North Grape Creek empties into the Pedernales River. Spring Creek flows through a region of eroded limestone hills and the southeasternmost outcroppings of Paleozoic rock of the Llano Uplift. The region is, for the most part, covered with live oak, post oak, cedar, and wild grasses, except for scattered areas that have been made barren by timber eradication and overgrazing. The Spring Creek area, where records of white settlement date back to the early 1850s, saw some of the earliest homesteading within the current boundaries of Blanco County.


John Moursund, Blanco County History (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1979).


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

"SPRING CREEK (BLANCO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.