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TURKEY CREEK (Runnels County). Turkey Creek rises three miles west of Hatchel in central Runnels County (at 31°51' N, 100°00' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on Elm Creek, two miles north of Ballinger (at 31°47' N, 99°57' W). It crosses steep slopes and benches surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loam that supports juniper, live oak, mesquite, and various grasses.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (RUNNELS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.