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STINKING CREEK (Stonewall County). Stinking Creek rises ten miles west of Aspermont in west central Stonewall County (at 33°09' N, 100°25' W) and runs northeast, through the central and northeastern part of the county, for twenty miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River, four miles south of Geneview and six miles northwest of Sandlin (at 33°15' N, 100°11' W). The creek is fed by a number of small seeps called Stinking Springs, a name derived from a considerable sulphur content found in the water. The springs were a gathering place during the nineteenth century, but by the late 1970s they were barely active. The creek crosses moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loam that supports mesquite and grass.


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

"STINKING CREEK (STONEWALL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.