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RAGSDALE CREEK. Ragsdale Creek is formed by the juncture of East and West Ragsdale creeks six miles northeast of Vienna in eastern Lavaca County (at 29°23' N, 96°41' W) and flows south through densely wooded bottomland for 8½ miles to its mouth on the Navidad River, where the latter crosses Farm Road 530 (at 29°19' N, 96°42' W). Ragsdale Creek traverses both the Vienna and the Provident City gas fields, passing through poorly drained soils of fine sand layers over deep clay subsoils. The surrounding rolling land frequently floods and provides unimproved pasture and wildlife habitat.


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

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