sidebar menu icon


CARACOL CREEK. Caracol Creek rises just west of North San Antonio Hills in western Bexar County (at 29°29' N, 98°43' W) and runs southeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Medio Creek, just east of Loop 1604 (at 29°25' N, 98°42' W). It traverses rolling terrain surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses. The name is Spanish for "snail."

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:

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.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Caracol Creek," accessed January 17, 2018,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.