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MUSTANG CREEK (Lavaca County). Mustang Creek is formed in west central Lavaca County by the confluence of the North and South forks of Mustang Creek (at 29°22' N, 97°05' W) two miles north of Sweet Home. The creek runs east for 7½ miles to its mouth (at 29°23' N, 96°59' W) on Rocky Creek, in the Word oilfield five miles southwest of Hallettsville. The moderately well-drained upland loamy clay soils are used for pasture and rangeland and for the occasional cultivation of corn and grain sorghums. The mixture of open prairie and densely wooded areas of oak and mesquite provides excellent habitat for deer, quail, and doves.


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

"MUSTANG CREEK (LAVACA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.