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THREEMILE CREEK (DeWitt County). Threemile Creek, also known as Three Mile Coleto Creek, rises four miles southwest of Cuero in central DeWitt County (at 29°02' N, 97°21' W) and runs southeast for three miles to its mouth on Fivemile Creek (at 29°00' N, 97°19' W). It crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by a mixture of sand, gravel, and mud that supports water-tolerant hardwoods. The stream was named for its distance from the courthouse door at Clinton, then the county seat.


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

"THREEMILE CREEK (DEWITT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.