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SAN FERNANDO CREEK (Jim Wells County). San Fernando Creek is formed by the confluence of Chiltipin and San Diego creeks one mile northeast of Alice in central Jim Wells County (at 27°47' N, 98°02' W) and runs southeast for forty-four miles, forming the Kleberg-Nueces county line, to its mouth on Cayo del Grullo, seven miles southeast of Kingsville in east central Kleberg County (27°25' N, 97°45' W). The creek is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by sandy and clay loams and dark clays that support brush, grasses, cacti, and mesquite. Blue-green algal mats and crustaceans grow in the creek's lowest reaches.


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

"SAN FERNANDO CREEK (JIM WELLS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.