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Arenosa Creek (Kinney County)

General Entry

Arenosa Creek rises immediately north of Turkey Mountain and four miles southeast of the intersection of Farm roads 3199 and 334 in east central Kinney County (at 29°24' N, 100°12' W) and runs southwest for eighteen miles to its mouth on the East Fork of Elm Creek, at Farm Road 1572 twelve miles southeast of Brackettville (at 29°13' N, 100°15' W). It traverses flat terrain with locally deep and dense dissection and locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clays that support oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses. Downstream, water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses predominate. Arenosa is Spanish for "sandy."

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

Anonymous, “Arenosa Creek (Kinney County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 22, 2021,

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