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Appurceon Creek

General Entry

Appurceon Creek rises eight miles southeast of Asherton in south central Dimmit County (at 28°21' N, 99°46' W) and runs northeast for nineteen miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, twelve miles east of Asherton (at 28°29' N, 99°33' W). It traverses an area of rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses; in the creek's lower reaches the terrain becomes flat with locally shallow depressions, and the vegetation changes to water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Appurceon Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 13, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994