Balcon Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Balcon Creek rises two miles northwest of the High Lonesome Ranch headquarters in southern Terrell County (at 29°57' N, 102°02' W) and runs southeast for five miles to its mouth on Indian Creek, three miles east of Shafter Crossing Road (at 29°53' N, 102°02' W). It sharply dissects massive limestone and crosses variable terrain that overlies hard limestone. The surface soil, generally dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams, supports oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. Balcon Creek is a small stream in an area of many large canyons, creeks, and arroyos.

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

Anonymous, “Balcon Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994