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SPRING CREEK (Bosque County). Spring Creek rises 4½ miles southwest of Iredell and one-fourth mile north of Spring Creek Gap in northwestern Bosque County (at 31°55' N, 97°53' W). Free-flowing in all but its upper reaches, the stream runs southeast for nineteen miles to its mouth on Meridian Creek, halfway between Clifton and Cranfills Gap (at 31°48' N, 97°42' W). Three dams cross the streambed, impounding a series of small lakes northwest of the point where Farm Road 1473 crosses the creek. The largest of these, Reed Lake, is a mile in length. Spring Creek crosses generally flat terrain with locally deep and dense dissection. Soils are generally shallow to deep cracking, clayey, and loamy; and vegetation consists mainly of Texas winter grass with stands of live oak, post oak, mesquite, and juniper. The area is used primarily for crops and rangeland.


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

"SPRING CREEK (BOSQUE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.