PADILLA CREEK. Padilla (Padillo) Creek rises in west central Atascosa County a mile southwest of Kyote (at 29°00' N, 98°50' W) and runs east for 13½ miles to its mouth (at 29°01' N, 98°41' W) on the Atascosa River, just north of Flores. Two small artificial lakes have been produced by dams in its upper reaches. The stream traverses low-rolling to flat terrain, surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses. Some of the area is used for dryland farming. The creek name was first used in 1855 by a district surveyor for the James Lowe survey. It may be from the local Padilla family, several of whose members had land grants in the area.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Padilla Creek," accessed September 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbp03.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.