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HILL CREEK (McMullen County). Hill Creek rises twenty-two miles southeast of Tilden in southeastern McMullen County (at 28°08' N, 98°20' W) and runs northwest for twenty miles to its mouth on an old channel of the Nueces River, twelve miles southeast of Tilden (at 28°20' N, 98°26' W). It rises in low terrain and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Along its upper reaches the shallow, stony clay loams support juniper, oak, grasses, mesquite, cacti, and chaparral. Toward the creek's mouth the soils change to clay and sandy loams and support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.


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

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