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ESPADA CREEK. Espada Creek rises thirty-two miles northwest of Callaghan in northwestern Webb County (at 28°07' N, 99°54' W) and runs south nineteen miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, thirty-one miles northwest of Laredo (at 27°54' N, 99°54' W). It traverses flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Espada is Spanish for "sword."


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"ESPADA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.