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CALIFORNIA CREEK (Young County). California Creek, also known as Paint Creek, rises five miles southwest of Olney in northwestern Young County (at 33°19' N, 98°50' W) and flows south for ten miles before joining the Brazos River some six miles west of Newcastle (at 33°12' N, 98°49' W). Much of the creek's drainage area is devoted to oil production. The stream flows between the Padgett and Lairmore oilfields across land surfaced by clay and sandy loams that primarily support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.


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

"CALIFORNIA CREEK (YOUNG COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.