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RICHLAND CREEK (Hill County). Richland Creek rises five miles south of Files Valley in northeastern Hill County (at 32°11' N, 97°05' W) and runs southeast, then east, for eighty-eight miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, ten miles north of Amerada Camp in extreme northeastern Freestone County (at 31°58' N, 96°04' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper and middle reaches and has been dammed near its source. It enters Ellis County, then reenters Hill County, and runs into Navarro County, where it flows through Navarro Mills Reservoir. Flat to rolling prairie surrounding the creek is surfaced by deep to shallow clays and sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwood, oak, and juniper trees, conifers, and grasses. The area has served as range and cropland.


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

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