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SANDY CREEK (Gillespie County). Sandy Creek rises thirteen miles north of Fredericksburg in northern Gillespie County (at 30°27' N, 98°54' W). Fed by numerous tributaries, it drains the lower quarter of Llano County and follows a northeasterly course for forty-seven miles to its mouth on Lake Lyndon Baines Johnson, at the community of Sunrise Beach Village (at 30°34' N, 98°25' W). The creek traverses areas of the Llano Basin that vary from flat to rolling terrain covered with sandy and clay loams to steep terrain in the southern part of the Riley Mountains covered by shallow, stony soils. Vegetation consists primarily of open stands of live oak and mesquite.


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

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