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WOLFPEN CREEK (Colorado County). Wolfpen Creek rises in a tank 3½ miles south-southwest of Columbus in central Colorado County (at 29°38' N, 96°33' W), on land first granted to Benjamin Beason on August 7, 1824. It flows northeast, through steeply wooded hills, for 2½ miles, crossing State Highway 71, to the floodplain of the Colorado River, where it is lost in an area extensively strip-mined for sand and gravel (at 29°39' N, 96°31' W). Wolfpen Creek crosses the eroded line from upland prairie with sandy loam soil to the deep, brown silty loam soil that overlies sand and gravel deposits of the river floodplain. Near State Highway 71 the stream passes through residential extensions of Columbus and provides water for excellent fishing found in abandoned gravel pits.


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

"WOLFPEN CREEK (COLORADO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.