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GASCONADES CREEK. Gasconades Creek, also known as Casconade Creek, rises in the northeastern corner of Sterling County (at 32°03' N, 100°49' W) and runs east for about twelve miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, in northwestern Coke County (at 32°03' N, 100°46' W). The origin of the name is obscure, though Spanish gasconada, "a boast," is possible. The stream runs through an area of steep slopes with locally high relief and shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

"GASCONADES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.