Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


GASCONADES CREEK. Gasconades Creek, also known as Casconade Creek, rises in the northeastern corner of Sterling County (at 32°03' N, 100°49' W) and runs east for about twelve miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, in northwestern Coke County (at 32°03' N, 100°46' W). The origin of the name is obscure, though Spanish gasconada, "a boast," is possible. The stream runs through an area of steep slopes with locally high relief and shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.

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.

"GASCONADES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.