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COW CREEK (Kinney County). Cow Creek rises just north of the Southern Pacific tracks and ten miles southwest of Brackettville in southwestern Kinney County (at 29°16' N, 100°34' W) and runs southwest for seventeen miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, two miles northwest of the western end of the Maverick-Kinney county line in far southwestern Kinney County (at 29°07' N, 100°41' W). Grasses grow along the length of the creek. Sparse scrub brush grows around the creek's upper reaches, oak and juniper in its middle stretch, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers along its lower reaches. The creek rises in steep to gently sloping terrain and runs through rolling prairie before ending in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions.


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

"COW CREEK (KINNEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.