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TEHUACANA CREEK (Hill County). Tehuacana Creek rises three miles south of Penelope in southern Hill County (at 31°50' N, 96°54' W) and runs twenty-eight miles southwest to its mouth on the Brazos River, one mile east of Waco (31°31' N, 97°02' W). It enters McLennan County five miles from Penelope. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays and clay and sandy loams that support mesquite, cacti, water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. For most of the county's history, the area has been used as range and crop land.


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

"TEHUACANA CREEK (HILL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.