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RESACA CREEK. Resaca Creek rises (at 31°23' N, 95°54' W) in eastern Leon County nine miles northeast of Centerville and runs northeast six miles to its mouth (at 31°26' N, 95°51' W) on Buffalo Creek. The local terrain is gently sloping to nearly level and is surfaced by sandy and loamy soils that support post oak-black hickory, pecan-elm, water oak-elm, and elm-hackberry woods along the creek banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began in the latter half of the 1800s, but the area has remained sparsely populated.


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

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