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MELON CREEK. Melon Creek rises just east of Sacro Creek oilfield in southeastern Goliad County (at 28°32' N, 97°19' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles, through central Refugio County, to its mouth on the Mission River, eight miles southeast of Woodsboro (at 28°11' N, 97°12' W). It is intermittent in its upper reaches. The creek traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. It was originally known as Treviño Creek for a grandee of Tamaulipas. The name was changed to Malone, for John Malone, but in the course of time this was corrupted into Melon.


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

"MELON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.