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PINTO CREEK. Pinto Creek rises (at 29°31' N, 100°24' W) two miles southwest of the private airport on the Leona Ranch and a half mile west of Farm Road 674 in north central Kinney County and runs southwest for forty-six miles to its mouth (at 29°07' N, 100°43' W) on the Rio Grande, four miles southwest of the intersection of Farm Road 693 and U.S. Highway 277. East Pinto Creek, a tributary, passes nearby Alamo Village and joins Pinto Creek (at 29°25' N, 100°26' W) six miles north of Brackettville. Initially Pinto Creek traverses flat to gently sloping terrain with shallow depressions and some locally deep and dense dissection; towards its mouth it passes into rolling to flat prairie with locally shallow depressions. The soils are predominantly expansive clays and support oak, juniper, mesquite, scrub brush, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"PINTO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.