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TRANQUITAS CREEK. Tranquitas Creek, also known as Acero Creek, rises one mile northeast of Ben Bolt in central Jim Wells County (at 27°39' N, 98°04' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on San Fernando Creek, two miles east of Kingsville in northern Kleberg County (at 27°31' N, 97°48' W). It crosses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and dissections, surfaced by sandy and clay loams and loose sand that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses.


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

"TRANQUITAS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.