REBECCA CREEK. Rebecca Creek rises in southeastern Blanco County (at 29°58' N, 98°25' W) 10½ miles south of Blanco and runs southeast for about eight miles to its mouth (at 29°55' N, 98°20' W) on the western edge of Canyon Lake on the Guadalupe River. Springs and several ponds, most dammed, lie along its course, which crosses an area of the Balcones Escarpment characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches, giving a stairstep look to the landscape along the creek. Soils in the area are generally dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams with rock outcrops, and vegetation consists primarily of live oak and Ashe juniper woods. The creek was named for Jacob Raphael de Cordova's wife, Rebecca, late in the 1840s.
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