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TURKEY CREEK (Kinney County). Turkey Creek rises in east and west forks south of Turkey Mountain in east central Kinney County (at 29°15' N, 100°07' W) and flows southeast for fifty-seven miles, partly parallel to the Southern Pacific Railroad, through southwestern Uvalde County and Comanche Lake in southwestern Zavala County, into Espantosa Lake in north central Dimmit County (at 28°38' N, 99°50' W). The East Fork rises near the Kinney-Uvalde county line (at 29°20' N, 100°10' W) and runs eight miles to its confluence with the West Fork, which rises farther north and closer to Turkey Mountain (at 29°20' N, 100°11' W) and flows for eleven miles. Turkey Creek flows through flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (KINNEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.