RESACA DE LOS CUATES
RESACA DE LOS CUATES. Resaca de los Cuates rises three miles southeast of San Benito and two miles west of Russelltown in south central Cameron County (at 26°05' N, 97°37' W) and winds sixty-two miles northeast to its mouth on the Laguna Madre, nine miles northeast of the Cameron County Airport (at 26°16' N, 97°21' W). The local low-rolling to flat terrain is surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush and cacti. There are various communities, including colonias, along the creek course, and toward its end the stream runs through the center of Bayview. Cuates means "twins" or "close friends" in Spanish; apparently the name Resaca de los Cuates was given to the stream because it flowed as a double stream.
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, "Resaca De Los Cuates," accessed January 18, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbr35.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.