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DUTYS CREEK. Dutys Creek rises two miles northeast of Ellinger in southeastern Fayette County (at 29°52' N, 96°41' W) and runs southwest for seven miles, crossing State Highway 71 before reaching its mouth on the Colorado River, near Horseshoe Bend and the Fayette county line in northwestern Colorado County (at 29°47' N, 96°44' W). It was named for George Duty. The surrounding flat terrain has local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"DUTYS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.