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LITTLE ELM CREEK (Bell County). Little Elm Creek rises one mile southeast of Pendleton in north central Bell County (at 31°11' N, 97°20' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, runs southeast for nineteen miles, through eastern Bell County, to its mouth on Big Elm Creek, nine miles east of Temple (at 31°01' N, 97°12' W). Little Elm Creek flows through nearly level to sloping terrain surfaced by clayey and loamy soils used predominantly for agriculture.


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

"LITTLE ELM CREEK (BELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.