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CIBOLO CREEK (Zavala County). Cibolo Creek rises eleven miles northwest of Crystal City in southeastern Zavala County (at 28°47' N, 99°32' W) and runs southeast for forty-seven miles through Frio County to its mouth on the Frio River, three miles southwest of Fowlerton in eastern La Salle County (at 28°27' N, 98°53' W). The surrounding low rolling to flat terrain with local dissections and locally shallow depressions is surfaced by deep to shallow clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses in the creek's upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower. The section of Cibolo Creek in La Salle County extending twenty miles from its mouth has also been known as Jahuey Creek, where in 1856 William A. Waugh established his Jahuey Ranch; two years later, when La Salle County was established, Waugh was the county's only permanent white settler.


Annette Martin Ludeman, La Salle: La Salle County (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975).


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

"CIBOLO CREEK (ZAVALA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.