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PLACEDO CREEK

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.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Placedo Creek," accessed February 12, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbpel.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.