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CHARAMUSCA CREEK. Charamusca (Cheremusca) Creek rises seven miles northwest of Freer in northwestern Duval County (at 27°55' N, 98°44' W) and runs northwest for eighteen miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, in southeastern La Salle County (at 28°06' N, 98°50' W). Its name is Spanish for a type of twisted candy. The surrounding flat terrain has local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"CHARAMUSCA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.