DARST CREEK. Darst Creek rises about eleven miles east of Seguin in eastern Guadalupe County (at 29°36' N, 97°47' W) and runs south for 5½ miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, a mile south of U.S. Highway 90A (at 29°32' N, 97°47' W). It traverses an area of rolling prairie, surfaced by clay loam that supports primarily mesquite and grasses. Darst Creek was probably named for Jacob C. Darst, who received a grant for land on the stream from the Mexican government on April 24, 1831 (see MEXICAN TEXAS).
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