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WILLOW CREEK (Wharton County). Willow Creek rises two miles south of Danevang and west of State Highway 71 in southwestern Wharton County (at 29°02' N, 96°13' W) and runs southeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Tres Palacios River, a mile south of Clemville (at 28°58' N, 96°09' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie, surfaced by dark clay that supports mesquite, grasses, and cacti. In the lower reaches of the creek the terrain is flat and surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"WILLOW CREEK (WHARTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.