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CRYSTAL CREEK (Presidio County). Crystal Creek rises near the southeast side of the base of Antelope Mesa in east central Presidio County (at 29°54' N, 103°51' W) and runs southeast for twenty miles to its mouth on Terlingua Creek, in southwest Brewster County (at 29°41' N, 103°42' W). Its course crosses desert mountain terrain, canyonland of volcanic deposits, and moderate to steep slopes of clay and limestone, surfaced in some areas by generally light reddish-brown to brown sand and clay loams that support sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs.


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

"CRYSTAL CREEK (PRESIDIO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.