PENA BLANCA CREEK
PEÑA BLANCA CREEK. Peña Blanca Creek rises just northeast of the Wood Hollow Mountains and six miles southeast of Marathon in central Brewster County (at 30°10' N, 103°09' W) and runs southeast for seventeen miles, passing east of the Peña Blanca Mountains before reaching its mouth on San Francisco Creek, just west of Hell's Half Acre (at 30°01' N, 103°03' W). Peña Blanca Creek is intermittent for its first nine miles, but then flows perennially for three miles after Arden Draw joins it at Dead Horse Hole. A mile northeast of Horse Mountain it becomes intermittent again for about a mile, after which the stream flows perennially for its last four miles. In its upper reaches the creek passes through steep to gently sloping terrain with variable soils that support scrub brush and sparse grasses. Toward its mouth the local soils become shallow, stony, clay and sandy loams, in which oaks, mesquites, and grasses grow. Peña Blanca is Spanish for "white rock," a reference to the mountains of the same name.
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, "Pena Blanca Creek," accessed July 27, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbp65.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.