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POTTER CREEK. Potter Creek rises near Big Head Mountain in northern Comal County (at 29°58' N, 98°17' W) and flows southeasterly for 4½ miles to its mouth on Canyon Lake on the Guadalupe River (at 29°55' N, 98°15' W). It crosses an area of the Balcones Escarpment characterized by limestone benches and steep slopes that give a stairstep appearance to the landscape along the creek. Soil in the area is generally dark, calcareous stony clay and clay loam with rock outcroppings, and vegetation consists primarily of live oak and Ashe juniper woods. It is likely that the creek was named for Michael W. Potter, a local landowner. From 1875 to 1888 the stream was the site of a school, Potter Creek School, that served the nearby community of Fischer's Store (now known simply as Fischer).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Potter Creek," accessed October 21, 2017,

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