Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

TURTLE CREEK (MATAGORDA COUNTY)

TURTLE CREEK (Matagorda County). Turtle Creek rises just west of Blessing and south of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in western Matagorda County (at 28°52' N, 96°14' W) and runs southwest for 12½ miles to its mouth on an inlet (which may once have been called Turtle Bayou) of Turtle Bay, three miles west of Palacios next to the Palacios Municipal Airport (at 28°43' N, 96°16' W). Intermittent and banked by levees in its upper reaches, the creek crosses flat to rolling terrain with some local dissection surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loam that supports hardwoods and grasses.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Turtle Creek (Matagorda County)," accessed December 02, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbtan.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.