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TURTLE CREEK (Kerr County). Turtle Creek rises five miles north of the Bandera county line in south central Kerr County (at 29°58' N, 99°18' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream runs east for 24½ miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, six miles southeast of Kerrville (at 29°57' N, 99°05' W). From its source on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, Turtle Creek crosses an area characterized by shallow, stony soils and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

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