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ROCKY CREEK (Dimmit County). Rocky Creek rises eight miles northwest of Carrizo Springs in western Dimmit County (at 28°34' N, 100°01' W) and flows northeast for thirteen miles before emptying into Peña Creek two miles southwest of Crystal City in southern Zavala County (at 28°40' N, 99°52' W). The creek rises in flat to rolling land and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Mesquite, grasses, and cacti grow in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower. The soil surface is dark clay upstream and clay and sandy loams at the mouth.


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

"ROCKY CREEK (DIMMIT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.