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WHITE OAK CREEK (Gillespie County). White Oak Creek rises one-half mile east of the Peril Cemetery in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°11' N, 99°11' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, a quarter mile south of Morris Ranch Road (at 30°14' N, 99°04' W). Rising in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau, White Oak Creek crosses generally flat terrain broken by sections of steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Shallow clayey and loamy soils predominate, and vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.


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

"WHITE OAK CREEK (GILLESPIE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.