MAXON CREEK. Maxon Creek rises twenty miles southeast of Marathon, just north of the Tres Hermanas Mountains, and northeast of Hell's Half Acre in east central Brewster County (at 30°04' N, 102°58' W) and runs southeast for forty-eight miles to its mouth on San Francisco Creek five miles west of the point where the Brewster-Terrell county line meets the Rio Grande (at 29°54' N, 102°24' W). It initially crosses steep to gentle terrain with variable soils that support scrub brush and grasses. In its middle reaches, the creek traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, clay and sandy loam soils, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Near its mouth the flat terrain includes some local deep and dense dissection. Here the shallow stony soils support oak, juniper, and some mesquite. The stream is reportedly named for Lt. Mason B. Maxon, who discovered a spring in the area in 1871.
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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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.Handbook of Texas Online, "Maxon Creek," accessed August 31, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbm32.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.