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HARDIN RUSSELL CREEK. Hardin Russell Creek rises a half mile northeast of Buffalo Peak in north central Blanco County (at 30°23' N, 98°25' W) and runs southeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, 3½ miles northeast of Johnson City (at 30°19' N, 98°23' W). The stream traverses an area of eroded limestone hills and the southeasternmost outcroppings of Paleozoic rock of the Llano Uplift. The region is for the most part vegetated with live oak, post oak, cedar, and wild grasses, except for scattered areas made barren by timber eradication and overgrazing. The creek was probably named for a nineteenth-century farmer, Hardin Russell, who first was shown on the Blanco County tax rolls in 1880 and who served the county as tax assessor and collector and county sheriff in 1886.

John Moursund, Blanco County History (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1979). John W. Speer, A History of Blanco County (Austin: Pemberton, 1965).

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