COTTONWOOD CREEK (CALLAHAN COUNTY)
COTTONWOOD CREEK (Callahan County). Cottonwood Creek rises three miles southeast of Spring Mesa in southeast Callahan County (at 32°15' N, 99°13' W) and runs south for ten miles to its mouth on Turkey Creek, two miles northwest of Cross Plains (at 32°09' N, 99°11' W). The creek runs through flat land to rolling hills surfaced with deep sandy loam that supports brush and grasses. The town of Cottonwood, located near the creek's midway point, was named after nearby Cottonwood Springs. Settlement in the area began in the mid-1870s.