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WILLOW CREEK (Sterling County). Willow Creek rises just east of State Highway 163 twelve miles north of Sterling City in northern Sterling County (at 32°01' N, 100°51' W) and runs fourteen miles north to its mouth on the Colorado River, sixteen miles south of Colorado City in southern Mitchell County (at 32°10' N, 100°51' W). One of its main tributaries, Little Willow Creek, rises fourteen miles north of Sterling City (at 32°03' N, 100°58' W) and runs six miles north before joining Willow Creek two miles west of the Mitchell county line (at 32°07' N, 100°55' W). Willow Creek traverses an area of gentle to moderately steep slopes with high relief and a few minor faults, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses. The creek's lower reaches cross a flat, flood-prone area with local shallow depressions and sandy and clay loam topsoils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

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