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EIGHTEENMILE CREEK. Eighteenmile Creek, also known as Eighteen Mile Coleto Creek, rises near the Emma Hayes oilfield in extreme northwestern Goliad County (at 28°54' N, 97°31' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on Fifteenmile Creek, three miles east of Ander (at 28°51' N, 97°18' W). The creek traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. It was named in 1850, when Clinton was the county seat of DeWitt County and the headstreams of Coleto Creek were given names determined by their distance from the courthouse door in Clinton.


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

"EIGHTEENMILE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.