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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Nolan County). Cottonwood Creek rises 1½ miles north of Interstate Highway 20 and four miles west of Roscoe in northwestern Nolan County (at 32°26' N, 100°37' W) and runs northeast for forty-four miles to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, 2½ miles north of U.S. Highway 180 and 2½ miles southwest of Royston in central Fisher County (at 32°47' N, 100°21' W). Hardwoods, scrub brush, and grasses grow upstream; mesquite and grasses grow along the middle reaches of the creek; and scattered oak mottes and occasional freshwater marshes appear along the lower reaches. The creek rises in flat to rolling terrain with local scarps, runs through an area of moderately steep slopes with local reliefs, and ends in flat to rolling terrain.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (NOLAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.