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SCHOOL CREEK. School Creek rises just north of Knight Mountain and south of U.S. Highway 183 four miles southeast of Lometa in western Lampasas County (at 31°11' N, 98°22' W). The spring-fed stream runs northeast for twenty-six miles to its mouth on the Lampasas River, five miles southeast of Adamsville and 3½ miles east of U.S. Highway 281 (at 31°14' N, 98°07' W). Its course crosses an area of the Grand Prairies characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Soils in the area are generally shallow clay loams, and vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands and woods of oak, live oak, mesquite, and juniper.


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

"SCHOOL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.