Blancas Creek, also known as Blanca Creek, begins ten miles southeast of Laredo in southern Webb County (at 27°29' N, 99°18' W) and extends southwest for eighteen miles to its mouth on Mesquite Creek, nine miles northeast of San Ygnacio in northern Zapata County (at 27°16' N, 99°21' W). It crosses both low-rolling and flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support grasses, mesquite, chaparral, and water-tolerant hardwoods.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994