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VILLAGE CREEK (Ellis County). Village Creek rises just east of Interstate Highway 45 and three miles north of Ennis in east central Ellis County (at 32°23' N, 96°39' W) and runs southeast for twenty miles. Its drainage area consists of flat to rolling prairie, surfaced with clay loams, sandy loams, and dark, calcareous soils and has mainly been used as crop and range land. Water-tolerant hardwoods, mesquite, cacti, and various grasses grow along the stream. Village Creek is joined near its mouth by Walker Creek and is crossed by State Highway 34 three miles east of Ennis. It empties into the Trinity River nine miles east of Ennis (at 32°20' N, 96°25' W).


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

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