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LITTLE CHOCOLATE BAYOU. Little Chocolate Bayou rises three miles west of Port Lavaca and just south of the Calhoun County Airport in northeastern Calhoun County (at 28°37' N, 96°40' W) and runs five miles south to its mouth on Chocolate Bay, an inlet off Lavaca Bay, two miles southwest of Port Lavaca (at 28°35' N, 96°38' W). The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clay that supports mesquite, grasses, and cacti. Later in the bayou's course the terrain changes to brackish saltwater marsh, where rushes and grasses grow in mud and sand bottoms.


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

"LITTLE CHOCOLATE BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.