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WATER HOLE CREEK. Water Hole Creek rises near Farm Road 3012 in southeast Wharton County (at 29°17' N, 96°01' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Caney Creek, just below the Matagorda county line (at 29°09' N, 95°56' W). It crosses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by reddish-brown acid to sandy loam that supports mesquite, grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The creek's lower reaches run through calcareous clay loams and marsh-covered territory. Waterville, a community in Wharton County, was settled on Water Hole Creek and the main road, which ran between Egypt and Matagorda communities. The community was also referred to as Will's Water Hole.


Annie Lee Williams, A History of Wharton County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1964).

Merle R. Hudgins


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

Merle R. Hudgins, "WATER HOLE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.