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WILD HORSE CREEK (Presidio County). Wild Horse Creek, a portion of which is also known as Chispa Creek, rises in Cleveland Flat at the base of Cuesta del Burro in northwestern Presidio County (at 30°05' N, 104°27' W) and runs northwest for 103 miles, across eastern Jeff Davis County, to a point where it ends in a salt flat sixteen miles northeast of Van Horn in southern Culberson County (at 31°14' N, 104°42' W). It crosses low to moderate slopes and an alluvium of fractured and weathered granite, sand, and gravel, surfaced by generally light reddish-brown to brown sand, clay loams, and rough stony ground that support sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs.


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

"WILD HORSE CREEK (PRESIDIO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.