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EBANITO CREEK. Ebanito Creek rises three miles northwest of Premont in southern Jim Wells County (at 27°23' N, 98°09' W) and runs east for twenty-nine miles to its mouth on Jaboncillos Creek, four miles southeast of Ricardo in southern Kleberg County (at 27°24' N, 97°48' W). The creek's name is from the Spanish word for "ebony." The stream traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam and loose sand that support brush and grasses.


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"EBANITO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.