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PLACEDO CREEK. Placedo Creek rises just north of Victoria in Victoria County (at 28°51' N, 96°59' W) and runs southeast for twenty-seven miles to its mouth on Lavaca Bay (at 28°42' N, 96°40' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by clay and loam that support mesquite and a variety of grasses. The creek, originally called Zorillo Creek, was renamed Placido Creek in honor of Plácido Benavides, although the name was later misspelled by Anglos.


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

"PLACEDO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.