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FUZZY CREEK. Fuzzy Creek rises two miles north of the Concho county line ten miles south of Ballinger in south central Runnels County (at 31°36' N, 99°59' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Concho River, five miles northeast of Paint Rock in Concho County (at 31°33' N, 99°51' W). It traverses an area of steep slopes and benches surfaced by shallow clay loams that support grasses, live oak, junipers, and mesquite. The creek was named Fuzzy for a young mustang, with "tousled mane and tail," that once ranged the area. In 1892 the last roundup of the Concho Cattle Company was held on this stream. It was the largest roundup ever held on the company's range, and involved "at least 300 men, 8 or 10 outfits, and 12,000 to 15,000 cattle."


Irene Henderson, The History of the U-Bar and O H Ranch (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1939). Orlando L. Sims, Cowpokes, Nesters, and So Forth (Austin: Encino, 1970).


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

"FUZZY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.