MELON CREEK. Melon Creek rises just east of Sacro Creek oilfield in southeastern Goliad County (at 28°32' N, 97°19' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles, through central Refugio County, to its mouth on the Mission River, eight miles southeast of Woodsboro (at 28°11' N, 97°12' W). It is intermittent in its upper reaches. The creek traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. It was originally known as Treviño Creek for a grandee of Tamaulipas. The name was changed to Malone, for John Malone, but in the course of time this was corrupted into Melon.
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