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PIEDRAS PINTAS CREEK. Piedras Pintas Creek rises ten miles northwest of Benavides in central Duval County (at 27°46' N, 98°34' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Santa Gertrudis Creek, three miles east of Benavides (at 27°36' N, 98°22' W). Its name is Spanish for "painted stones." The stream crosses flat to gently rolling terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"PIEDRAS PINTAS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.