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RANCHEROS CREEK. Rancheros Creek, also known as Comanche, Ranchero, and Ranchos Creek, rises (at 29°30' N, 99°27' W) ten miles from Utopia in Uvalde County and runs southwest for twenty-six miles to its mouth (at 29°15' N, 99°28' W) on the Sabinal River, four miles south of Sabinal. One of the earliest schools in Uvalde County, the Davenport School at Waresville (later Utopia), was built on the banks of Ranchero Creek. The local terrain is characterized by low relief and is surfaced by deep loams and clays that support pecans, other hardwoods, and various grasses.


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

"RANCHEROS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.