Bluff Creek rises a mile west of the junction of U.S. highways 277 and 377 in east central Val Verde County (at 29°44' N, 100°50' W) and runs southwest for eight miles to its mouth on Big Satan Creek, a mile north of Slaughter Bend on the Devils River (at 29°41' N, 100°56' W). Its short course dissects flat terrain of massive limestone, forming a deep and winding canyon. Soils in the area are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams that support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. The creek, named for the steep cliffs that form its banks, is a relatively insignificant part of the area drainage system.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bluff Creek (Val Verde County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 21, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994