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CHERRY CREEK (Real County). Cherry Creek, a spring-fed stream, rises five miles north of the Uvalde county line in southeastern Real County (at 29°41' N, 99°40' W) and runs southwest for twenty-nine miles to its mouth on the Frio River, near Garner State Park in Uvalde County (at 29°35' N, 99°43' W). It descends the eastern side of the Frio canyon in a winding course over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil. The surroundings are typical of the heavily dissected canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau, forested with open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.


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"CHERRY CREEK (REAL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.