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TURKEY CREEK (Callahan County). Turkey Creek rises just south of Spring Mesa in southeast Callahan County (at 32°15' N, 99°17' W) and flows southeast, through Cross Plains and into northwestern Brown County, to its mouth on Pecan Bayou, five miles southwest of Cross Cut (at 31°58' N, 99°09' W). It runs twenty-five miles through ranch and farm lands. Cottonwood Springs, near Cottonwood, is an important source for Turkey Creek. The surrounding flat terrain has local shallow depressions where water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow in clay and sandy loam.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (CALLAHAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.