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San Miguel Creek

General Entry

San Miguel Creek, formed by the confluence of San Francisco Perez and Chacon creeks, rises near Ghost Hill at the Frio-Medina county line south of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in eastern Frio County (at 29°05' N, 98°56' W) and flows south and east for sixty-six miles, through southwestern Atascosa and northern McMullen counties, to its mouth on Choke Canyon Reservoir in northeastern McMullen County (at 28°31' N, 98°25' W). The creek flows through flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “San Miguel Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 19, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995