Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

ROCKY CEDAR CREEK

ROCKY CEDAR CREEK. Rocky Cedar Creek, in the Trinity River watershed, rises four miles northeast of Elmo in eastern Kaufman County (at 32°46' N, 96°07' W) and runs south for 13½ miles to its mouth on Muddy Cedar Creek (at 32°37' N, 96°06' W). The stream flows through gently sloping to level terrain and in its lower reaches, where two dams have been built, crosses soil which is lightly flooded at least once each year, usually during the spring. Rocky Cedar Creek flows almost exclusively through land surfaced by clay and sandy loams that is used for pasturage and, in some instances, left unimproved. The stream is bordered by woodlands and in its upper course is crossed by U.S. Highway 80 and the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which parallel the highway, running from east to west across northern Kaufman County. In its lower reaches, Rocky Cedar Creek is crossed by Interstate Highway 20, which crosses the county in a roughly diagonal line from northwest to southeast.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Rocky Cedar Creek," accessed May 01, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbr91.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.