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ELM CREEK (Comal County). Elm Creek rises six miles south of Canyon Lake in south central Comal County (at 29°47' N, 98°14' W) and runs east for eight miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, four miles northwest of New Braunfels (at 29°46' N, 98°08' W). It traverses a flat area of the Edwards Plateau that is deeply dissected in places and surfaced by shallow to deep loams with rock outcrops. Local vegetation includes live oak and Ashe juniper. The area around the mouth of Elm Creek, once an Indian campground, became in the nineteenth century the site of the Waco Springs settlement and the first crossing on the Guadalupe River north of New Braunfels.


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

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