Cashs Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 6, 2020

Cashs (Cash) Creek rises two miles north of Blessing in western Matagorda County (at 28°53' N, 96°13' W) and runs southeast for 11½ miles to its mouth on Tres Palacios Bay, three miles northeast of Palacios (at 28°45' N, 96°11' W). The surrounding terrain is flat with some low rolling hills and local dissection and is surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports hardwoods and grasses. The creek was called Post Oak Creek by the area's first White settlers and was renamed Cash around 1842 after a family by that name settled near its mouth.

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

Anonymous, “Cashs Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 6, 2020