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INDIAN CREEK (Lavaca County). Indian Creek rises in a tank a mile northeast of Shiner in western Lavaca County (at 29°27' N, 97°10' W) and runs southeast for 3½ miles to its mouth on Rocky Creek, 2½ miles east of Shiner (at 29°25' N, 97°07' W). It traverses flat-to-rolling terrain surfaced by well-drained upland loamy clays; the land is used locally for range and pastureland and occasionally for the cultivation of corn and grain sorghum. Indian Creek is not named on maps by the United States Geological Survey but takes its name from a local legend involving a clash between members of the Ponton settlement and raiding Indians around 1830.


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

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