Cabeza Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Cabeza Creek rises four miles southwest of Garfield in southwestern DeWitt County (at 28°59' N, 97°40' W) and runs southeast for forty miles, across southeastern Karnes County, to its mouth on the San Antonio River, six miles west of Goliad in Goliad County (at 28°38' N, 97°29' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by highly permeable calcareous clay that supports scrub brush, cacti, and prairie grasses and, toward the creek's mouth, water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The stream has been named Cabeza ("head") since at least 1848.

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

Anonymous, “Cabeza Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994