Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

KATEMCY CREEK

KATEMCY CREEK. Katemcy Creek rises 1½ miles northwest of Mason Mountain in northern Mason County (at 30°51' N, 99°13' W) and runs north for 12½ miles to its mouth on the San Saba River, a mile east of Camp San Saba in southern McCulloch County (at 31°00' N, 99°15' W). It rises on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and is intermittent in its upper reaches. The stream crosses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by varied soils, occasionally flowing through sandy beds. The surrounding vegetation includes scrub brush, grasses, and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Settlers began to establish homes along the creek around 1874, and these settlements eventually developed into the town of Katemcy. Settlements along the Dry Prong, one of the creek's tributaries, later became the community of Camp Air. Katemcy Creek is named after Comanche chief Ketemoczy, who met with John O. Meusebach near the creek to sign a treaty in 1848 (see MEUSEBACH-COMANCHE TREATY). Devil Springs, on the creek, was once a Comanche camp, and many Indian artifacts have been found near the area.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Katemcy Creek," accessed July 01, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbk02.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.