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INDIAN CREEK (Terrell County). Indian Creek rises a half mile east of Shafter Crossing Road in south central Terrell County (at 29°57' N, 102°05' W) and runs south fifteen miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, two miles southwest of the Watts Ranch headquarters (at 29°49' N, 101°59' W). Four tributaries enter the creek along its course: Persimmon, Balcon, Buena, and Deer creeks. The path of Indian Creek sharply dissects massive limestone on flat plains and crosses hard limestone and limy mud on variable terrain. Generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. Prehistoric Indians who lived in the caves and rockshelters of the area left discarded tools, middens, and hearths.


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

"INDIAN CREEK (TERRELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.