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SOUTH GRAPE CREEK. South Grape Creek rises 2½ miles east of U.S. Highway 87 in northwestern Kendall County (at 30°08' N, 98°52' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream follows a northeasterly course for seventeen miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, a mile north of U.S. Highway 290 in southeastern Gillespie County (at 30°14' N, 98°43' W). Rising in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau, South Grape Creek passes from an area characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches into flat to rolling terrain. Clayey and loamy soils predominate, and vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite, with some oak and juniper woodlands.


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"SOUTH GRAPE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.