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DEAD HORSE CREEK (Eastland County). Dead Horse Creek rises three miles east of Nimrod and twelve miles south of U.S. Highway 183 in west central Eastland County (at 32°16' N, 99°00' W) and runs northeast ten miles to its mouth on the South Fork of the Leon River, eight miles southeast of Eastland (at 32°19' N, 98°54' W). In the creek's upper reaches it traverses rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, and grasses; in its lower reaches, rugged hills and scarps are surfaced by shallow, stony, sandy loams that support post oak, grasses, and chaparral.


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

"DEAD HORSE CREEK (EASTLAND COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.