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GOAT CREEK (Gillespie County). Goat Creek rises a quarter mile west of State Highway 783 in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°10' N, 99°11' W) and runs south for about nine miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, west of Kerrville in central Kerr County (at 30°04' N, 99°12' W). Goat Creek's only major tributary is West Goat Creek, which rises a mile northeast of Interstate Highway 10 in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°10' N, 99°14' W) and runs southeast for about four miles to its mouth on Goat Creek, east of Interstate 10 in north central Kerr County (at 30°07' N, 99°12' W). Goat Creek rises in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crosses generally flat terrain broken by areas of steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape along the stream. The area's shallow loamy and clayey soils support grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

"GOAT CREEK (GILLESPIE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.