CARACOL CREEK. Caracol Creek rises just west of North San Antonio Hills in western Bexar County (at 29°29' N, 98°43' W) and runs southeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Medio Creek, just east of Loop 1604 (at 29°25' N, 98°42' W). It traverses rolling terrain surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses. The name is Spanish for "snail."
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