Black Creek begins two miles west of the Southern Pacific Railroad and four miles south of Dunlay in east central Medina County (at 29°17' N, 98°59' W) and runs thirty-four miles southwest to its mouth on San Miguel Creek in Frio County (at 28°52' N, 98°55' W). It crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions upstream and flows beneath some low-rolling hills downstream. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow near the source, and grasses, mesquite, and chaparral near the mouth.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Black Creek (Medina County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 29, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994