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TURKEY CREEK (Fayette County). Turkey Creek rises three miles north-northeast of Waldeck in northern Fayette County (at 30°06' N, 96°49' W) and runs east for four miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 30°06' N, 96°45' W). Throughout its length it dawdles through shallow, highly erodible topsoils of sandy gravel and sandy loam with subsoils of heavy clay mixed with gravel. The land is marginal for agriculture and is used primarily as unimproved pasture and wildlife habitat. The vegetation along the creek is mainly oak mixed with cedar, with a yaupon understory.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.