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HELOTES CREEK. Helotes Creek rises two miles north of Grey Forest in northwestern Bexar County (at 29°39' N, 98°42' W) and runs south for twelve miles, through Helotes, to its mouth on Culebra Creek, near the junction of Loop 1604 and Farm Road 471 (at 29°30' N, 98°42' W). The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports mesquite, cacti, and grasses. Helotes is a corruption of the Spanish word for corn.


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

"HELOTES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.