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ELM CREEK (Taylor County). Elm Creek rises in southeastern Taylor County (at 32°08' N, 99°51' W) and runs south for about twenty-seven miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, at Ballinger in central Runnels County (at 31°44' N, 99°56' W). The stream traverses flat to gently sloping terrain surfaced with moderately deep to shallow silt loams that support mesquite and grasses. The stream is dammed about a mile north of Ballinger to form an irrigation reservoir.


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

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