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ELM CREEK (Nolan County). Elm Creek rises three miles northeast of Nolan in far eastern Nolan County (at 32°17' N, 100°11' W) and runs northeast for thirty-seven miles to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, two miles southwest of Nugent in southeastern Jones County (at 32°40' N, 99°41' W). The stream is dammed to form Lake Fort Phantom Hill. Juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses grow beside the creek in its upper reaches; hardwoods, scrub brush, and grasses grow along its middle section; and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow near its mouth. The creek rises in steeply sloping terrain with benches, runs through flat to rolling land with local scarps, and ends in a flat area with locally shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.


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

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