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ASH CREEK (Brewster County). Ash Creek rises one-half mile east of State Highway 118 and three miles northwest of Mount Ord in northwestern Brewster County (at 30°16' N, 103°34' W) and runs south for fifteen miles to its mouth on Calamity Creek, five miles northwest of Elephant Mountain (at 30°05' N, 103°35' W). The creek is intermittent for the first seven miles. Its upper reaches pass through rugged terrain with numerous box canyons surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, scrub brush, and sparse grasses. Terrain in the creek's lower reaches is flat with local shallow depressions and surfaced by clay and sandy loams in which grow water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"ASH CREEK (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.