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SYCAMORE CREEK (Edwards County). Sycamore Creek rises ten miles east of Carta Valley in southwest Edwards County (at 29°48' N, 100°31' W) and flows southwest seventy miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, six miles south of Del Rio (at 29°15' N, 100°48' W). It is intermittent in its upper reaches and is joined by two forks. The East Fork of Sycamore Creek rises two miles north of the Kinney county line and three miles northwest of Dobbs Triangulation Station in southwest Edwards County (at 29°40' N, 100°28' W) and runs southwest twenty-nine miles to its mouth on Sycamore Creek, just inside Kinney County (at 29°25' N, 100°42' W). At this point Sycamore Creek becomes the Val Verde-Kinney county line. The West Fork of Sycamore Creek rises four miles north of Carta Valley in extreme southwest Edwards County (at 29°45' N, 100°41' W) and runs twenty miles southwest to join Sycamore Creek sixteen miles north of Laughlin Air Force Base in southeast Val Verde County (at 29°34' N, 100°45' W). The terrain surrounding Sycamore Creek is flat to rolling with some steep slopes, surfaced by a variety of soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses in the creek bed and oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses in the area.


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"SYCAMORE CREEK (EDWARDS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.