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LYTLE CREEK. Lytle Creek rises one mile east of State Highway 36 and twelve miles west of Baird in west central Callahan County (at 32°17' N, 99°37' W) and runs twelve miles northwest to its mouth on Cedar Creek, in east Abilene in northeast Taylor County (at 32°27' N, 99°43' W). In the creek's upper reaches resistant ledges and low cuestas are surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support live oak, juniper, and grasses; the creek's lower reaches have been dammed to form Lytle Lake near Abilene Municipal Airport in a flat, flood-prone area with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The creek is probably named for Lytle Gap, which was named after an early settler in the area.


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

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