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CULEBRA CREEK. Culebra Creek rises three miles west of Helotes in western Bexar County (at 29°35' N, 98°45' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Leon Creek, one mile west of Interstate Loop 410 (at 29°28' N, 98°38' W). It traverses rolling terrain surfaced by clay loam and expansive clay soils that support mesquite and grasses. The name is Spanish for snake.


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"CULEBRA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.