sidebar menu icon


LITTLE BLUFF CREEK. Little Bluff Creek rises one-half mile northeast of State Highway 29 in western Mason County (at 30°51' N, 99°24' W) and runs south for ten miles until it joins Big Bluff Creek 2½ miles south of U.S. Highway 377 (at 30°44' N, 99°24' W). Rising on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, the creek crosses an area of the Llano basin characterized by flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clayey loams that support grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Families began to settle up and down the creek around 1855. The settlements along Big Bluff, Little Bluff, and Honey creeks eventually became known as Streeter.

J. Marvin Hunter, "Brief History of Mason County," Frontier Times, November, December 1928; January, February, March 1929.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Little Bluff Creek," accessed November 25, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.