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LEON CREEK (Menard County). Leon Creek, formerly known as Salinas Creek, rises just west of Ranch Road 1221 in southeastern Menard County (at 30°48' N, 99°32' W) and runs southeast for 14½ miles to its mouth on the Llano River, four miles north of Ranch Road 1871 in western Mason County (at 30°41' N, 99°25' W). The stream is fed by various springs, including Indian Springs in its upper reaches. Rising in limestone hills on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, the creek crosses an area of the Llano basin characterized by flat to rolling terrain surfaced by soils ranging from shallow and stony to sandy and clayey loams. Vegetation consists primarily of brush, grasses, and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.


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

"LEON CREEK (MENARD COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.