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GOAT CREEK (Brewster County). Goat Creek rises a mile northwest of Cienega Mountain and two miles south of Cathedral Mountain in west central Brewster County (at 30°09' N, 103°41' W) and runs south for fourteen miles before meeting Walnut Draw to form Duff Creek two miles east of Mitchell Mesa (at 29°59' N, 103°41' W). The creek runs through rugged terrain with numerous box canyons. Local soils are shallow and stony and support Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, scrub brush, and sparse grasses. On some maps part of Goat Creek is labeled Little Goat Creek.


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

"GOAT CREEK (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.