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MISSION BAY (Calhoun County). Mission Bay, just east of the Refugio county line and west of Long Mott in west central Calhoun County (centered at 28°28' N, 96°49' W), is over three miles long and one mile wide. Schwing, Mamie, and Hog bayous flow into the bay, which joins Guadalupe Bay just west of the Guadalupe River to form the most northerly reach of San Antonio Bay. The bay is located near the original site of the mission of Nuestra Señora del Refugio. It was known to the Spaniards as Laguna de Agua Dulce (Lake of Sweet Water). The surrounding flood-prone fresh-water marsh supports grasses, rushes, cattail, and slough grass.


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

"MISSION BAY (CALHOUN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.