Mustang Mott

By: Nellie Murphree

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995

Mustang Mott (at 29°07' N, 97°25' W), in central DeWitt County, is a hill with a stand of live oak trees on the prairie about six miles southeast of Cuero. It derives its name from the herds of wild mustangs that sought protection in the mott. Early settlers often rode there to capture the untamed horses.

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

Nellie Murphree, “Mustang Mott,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995