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SALT CREEK (Gillespie County). Salt Creek rises one-half mile southwest of Hermans Point in northwestern Gillespie County (at 30°26' N, 99°16' W) and runs northwest for sixteen miles to its mouth on the James River, seven miles east of Blue Mountain in southern Mason County (at 30°34' N, 99°19' W). It rises in an area of the central basin and crosses into the eastern Edwards Plateau, through flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep to shallow clayey and loamy soils that support grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

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