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ESCONDIDO CREEK (Jim Wells County). Escondido Creek, also known as Sancito Creek, rises two miles south of Palito Blanco in western Jim Wells County (at 27°33' N, 98°11' W) and runs southeast for twenty-six miles to its mouth on Santa Gertrudis Creek, two miles south of Kingsville in central Kleberg County (at 27°28' N, 97°51' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain with local shallow depressions and escarpments, surfaced by loose sand and clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, scrub brush, and grasses.


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

"ESCONDIDO CREEK (JIM WELLS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.