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CHICOLETE CREEK. Chicolete Creek rises near Stratton six miles southeast of Edgar in southeastern DeWitt County (at 29°09' N, 97°10' W) and runs eighteen miles southeast across the southwestern corner of Lavaca County to its mouth on the Lavaca River, south of Horseshoe Lake in northwestern Jackson County (at 29°05' N, 96°49' W). A major tributary, South Chicolete Creek, rises two miles south of the creek near Berry Pond in southeastern DeWitt County and flows ten miles to its confluence with Chicolete Creek (at 29°05' N, 97°02' W). The creeks cross flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"CHICOLETE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.