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COMANCHE CREEK (Maverick County). Comanche Creek rises a mile north of Farm Road 2644 and eight miles east of El Indio in southeastern Maverick County (at 28°30' N, 100°11' W) and runs northeast for thirty-three miles, passing through Rocky and Fishhook lakes, to its mouth on Comanche Lake, four miles west of Crystal City in southwest central Zavala County (at 28°41' N, 99°54' W). The creek is dammed to form Comanche Lake just west of Crystal City. The stream rises in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, then in its lower reaches enters flat to rolling terrain with local scarps. Soils throughout the creek's course are expansive clays and support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses, interspersed in the creek's lower reaches with hardwood forest and some scrub brush.


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

"COMANCHE CREEK (MAVERICK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.