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OLD RIVER (VICTORIA COUNTY)

OLD RIVER (Victoria County). Old River, a former bed of the San Antonio River, lies in the extreme southern end of Victoria County and parallels the San Antonio River, which changed course after 1936. The old channel breaks away from the river near U.S. Highway 77 (at 28°31' N, 97°01' W) and runs intermittently eastward for five miles, rejoining the river near State Highway 113 (at 28°37' N, 96°55' W). Despite the movement southward of the San Antonio River, the Victoria-Refugio county line remains defined by the Old River course.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Old River (Victoria County)," accessed May 02, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rno07.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.