PALO ALTO CREEK (ATASCOSA COUNTY)
PALO ALTO CREEK (Atascosa County). Palo Alto Creek rises in northwestern Atascosa County (at 29°10' N, 98°38' W) and runs south for ten miles to its mouth (at 29°02' N, 98°38' W) on the Atascosa River, four miles west of Poteet. It is dammed several times in its middle reaches. The stream initially traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by deep, fine, sandy loams that support brush and grasses. Close to its mouth the creek runs through terrain with locally active dune blowout areas that support bunch grasses. Land in use is dry cropland or forest. This creek has been called Palo Alto at least since its naming as such on an 1862 General Land Office map. Palo alto means "high tree" in Spanish and may have referred to a local timber strip known as the Blackjacks.
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