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WHITE OAK CREEK (GILLESPIE COUNTY)

WHITE OAK CREEK (Gillespie County). White Oak Creek rises one-half mile east of the Peril Cemetery in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°11' N, 99°11' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, a quarter mile south of Morris Ranch Road (at 30°14' N, 99°04' W). Rising in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau, White Oak Creek crosses generally flat terrain broken by sections of steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Shallow clayey and loamy soils predominate, and vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "White Oak Creek (Gillespie County)," accessed August 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbw69.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.