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MUSTANG CREEK (Wharton County). Mustang Creek rises in east, middle, and west branches a mile west of the Jackson county line and two miles south of U.S. Highway 59 in southwestern Wharton County (at 29°03' N, 96°27' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to it mouth on the Navidad River, two miles north of State Highway 111 and five miles east of Manson in central Jackson County (at 28°59' N, 96°32' W). The West Branch rises in south central Colorado County two miles west of Garwood (at 29°29' N, 96°28' W) and runs southwest for forty-one miles through northwestern Wharton County to meet the East Branch, which rises in west central Wharton County one mile south of Jones Creek and just north of Farm Road 2546 (at 29°16' N, 96°18' W) and runs west for twenty miles. The Middle Branch rises eight miles west of El Campo in west central Wharton County (at 29°08' N, 96°25' W) and runs for six miles to its mouth on the East Branch, just north of its confluence with the West Branch (at 29°04' N, 96°26' W). Flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

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