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OWL CREEK (Fayette County). Owl Creek rises two miles northwest of Waldeck in northwest Fayette County (at 30°05' N, 96°49' W) and flows southwest for nine miles to its mouth on Rabbs Creek, one mile southeast of Warda (at 30°03' N, 96°54' W). Throughout its length it crosses terrain with an easily eroded shallow topsoil of sandy loam and a heavy subsoil of clay. The area is marginal for agriculture, and much of the land is covered with thickets of oak and cedar with a yaupon understory that provide good wildlife habitat. The creek's name may be derived from the numerous owls that nest in the thickets and hunt the edges of nearby pasture land.


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

"OWL CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.