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WALLACE CREEK (San Saba County). Wallace Creek, also known as Spring Creek, rises 12½ miles northwest of Cherokee in southwestern San Saba County (at 31°03' N, 98°54' W). It was probably named in honor of the surveyor William Wallace, who was in the vicinity in the 1850s. The creek, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, flows in a northeasterly direction for nineteen miles to its mouth on the San Saba River (at 31°12' N, 98°48' W). It crosses an area characterized by flat to rolling terrain with localized dissection. Vegetation consists primarily of live oak, Ashe juniper, mesquite, and grasses growing in sandy and clayey loam soils. A peace treaty was signed by the United States government and the Texas Indian tribes on December 10, 1850, at the headwaters of the creek (see INDIAN RELATIONS).


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

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