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TURKEY CREEK (Atascosa County). Turkey Creek, also known as Huajalote Creek, rises four miles southeast of Charlotte in west central Atascosa County (at 28°49' N, 98°39' W) and flows southeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on La Parita Creek, four miles southeast of Christine (at 28°43' N, 98°28' W). At the source steeply to moderately sloping hills are surfaced by shallow, stony clay and sandy loams that support oak, mesquite, and grasses. Near the mouth the terrain becomes flat with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Land in use is dry crop or range land. Huajalote is a misspelling of guajolote, the Spanish word for "turkey." Both names appear on the 1862 General Land Office map.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (ATASCOSA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.