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BAYOU CREEK. Bayou Creek, formerly known as Arroyo Nombre de Dios or Creek of the Name of God, rises at the Live Oak-San Patricio-Bee county line (at 28°12' N, 97°49' W) and runs south for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, four miles south of Mathis at the San Patricio-Jim Wells county line (at 28°02' N, 97°48' W). It crosses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood forest, brush, and grasses.


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

"BAYOU CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.