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MANAHUILLA CREEK. Manahuilla Creek rises just southeast of Nordheim in southwestern DeWitt County (at 28°55' N, 97°36' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the San Antonio River, five miles east of Goliad in eastern Goliad County (at 28°39' N, 97°17' W). The surrounding low rolling hills and flat prairies are surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loam that supports scrub brush and grasses. The stream is said to have been named for an Indian girl.


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

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