COMANCHE CREEK (BLANCO COUNTY)
COMANCHE CREEK (Blanco County). Comanche Creek rises in rugged Hill Country terrain two miles south of Blowout in far northwestern Blanco County (at 30°25' N, 98°34' W) and runs north for 11½ miles to its mouth on Sandy Creek in southeastern Llano County (at 30°32' N, 98°32' W). It runs over the southeastern reaches of the Llano Uplift. The area is characterized by large outcroppings of exposed granite and numerous boulders interspersed with live oak, post oak, and short wild grasses. For long stretches the creekbed runs over bare rock and tumbled stones that form many small waterfalls. For thousands of years this area has been inhabited-in more recent centuries by Coahuiltecans, Tonkawas, Apaches, and Comanches (for whom the creek is named). The earliest permanent settlement of the area was at Blowout.
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