Blanket Creek, an intermittent, spring-fed stream, rises on the eastern edge of the Frio canyon in southeastern Real County (at 29°39' N, 99°38' W) and flows south, then southwest, for a total of thirteen miles, to its mouth on the Frio River (at 29°35' N, 99°40' W). It is joined by Bear Creek seven miles below its origin. It descends into the Frio canyon over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil. The surrounding heavily dissected canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment are forested with open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Blanket Creek (Real County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 24, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994