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MUSTANG MOTT. 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.

Nellie Murphree


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

Nellie Murphree, "MUSTANG MOTT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.