WALLACE CREEK (SAN SABA COUNTY)
WALLACE CREEK (San Saba County). Wallace Creek, also known as Spring Creek, rises 12½ miles northwest of Cherokee in southwestern San Saba County (at 31°03' N, 98°54' W). It was probably named in honor of the surveyor William Wallace, who was in the vicinity in the 1850s. The creek, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, flows in a northeasterly direction for nineteen miles to its mouth on the San Saba River (at 31°12' N, 98°48' W). It crosses an area characterized by flat to rolling terrain with localized dissection. Vegetation consists primarily of live oak, Ashe juniper, mesquite, and grasses growing in sandy and clayey loam soils. A peace treaty was signed by the United States government and the Texas Indian tribes on December 10, 1850, at the headwaters of the creek (see INDIAN RELATIONS).