Amargosa Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Amargosa Creek rises two miles south of Mendita in northeastern Duval County (at 27°57' N, 98°15' W) and runs southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on Chiltipin Creek, eleven miles northeast of San Diego in northwestern Jim Wells County (at 27°54' N, 98°08' W). The stream is dammed four miles above its mouth. Amargosa means "bitter" in Spanish. The creek crosses flat to gently rolling terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Amargosa Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994