WILLOW CREEK (MASON COUNTY)
WILLOW CREEK (Mason County). Willow Creek rises one-half mile southeast of Mason Mountain in northern Mason County (at 30°52' N, 99°09' W). Intermittent in its upper and lower reaches, the spring-fed stream follows a southeasterly course for twenty miles, flowing through sandy beds for the last half of its course, until it reaches its mouth on the Llano River, three miles east of Hedwig Hill community (at 30°40' N, 99°03' W). It rises in the limestone hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crosses an area of the Llano basin characterized by flat to rolling to steep terrain, surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clayey loams and some shallow, stony soils. Vegetation consists primarily of scrub brush, grasses, and open stands of live oak and mesquite. Early settlers arrived in the area around 1856, and out of their settlements grew the community of Art.
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