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WHEELOCK CREEK. Wheelock Creek, a springfed perennial stream, rises eight miles north of Centerville in north central Leon County (at 31°24' N, 96°00' W) and flows northeast eleven miles to its mouth on Alligator Creek (at 31°28' N, 95°54' W). It crosses sloping to nearly level terrain, surfaced by sandy loam that supports post oak-black hickory, pecan-elm, water oak-elm, elm-hackberry, and loblolly pine-sweetgum woods on its banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity of the stream began in the mid-nineteenth century. Corinth is near the headwaters. The creek is named for a family of early settlers whose cemetery is on the south bank of the middle creek.


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

"WHEELOCK CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.