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LONG KENT CREEK. Long Kent Creek is a spring-fed stream rising in the upper elevations of the divide separating the Frio and Nueces canyons in central Real County (at 29°55' N, 99°51' W). From there it descends the western side of the Frio canyon, following a winding course southeasterly over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil. The surroundings are typical of the broken canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau,qqv forested with open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Intermittent in its upper reaches, Long Kent Creek is free-flowing toward its mouth on the West Frio River (at 29°50' N, 99°47' W), immediately above which it is crossed by Farm Road 336.

John Minton


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

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