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MUERTO CREEK. Muerto Creek rises five miles north of San Diego in eastern Duval County (at 27°51' N, 98°15' W) and runs east for twelve miles to its mouth on Chiltipin Creek, four miles north of Alice in central Jim Wells County (at 27°49' N, 98°06' W). It traverses flat to gently rolling terrain with local depressions and escarpments, surfaced by shallow clay loams and deep, fine, sandy loams that support grasses and scrub brush.


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"MUERTO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.