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STERLING CREEK. Sterling Creek rises sixteen miles southeast of Garden City in southeast Glasscock County, near the Sterling county line (at 31°43' N, 101°19' W). The intermittent stream runs northeast for thirty-three miles to its mouth on the North Concho River, two miles southeast of Sterling City in central Sterling County (at 31°48' N, 100°57' W). Sterling Creek runs through a natural geologic floodplain containing sand, gravel, and mud substrate with some bedrock areas. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow there in soil containing clay and sandy loam.


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

"STERLING CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.