Geronimo Creek

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Geronimo Creek
Texas
Geronimo Creek Texas.jpg
Country United States
State Texas
Source
 - location Geronimo, Texas
 - coordinates 29°40′19″N 97°59′17″W / 29.67194°N 97.98806°W / 29.67194; -97.98806 [1]
Mouth Guadalupe River
 - location Seguin, Texas
 - elevation 129 m (423 ft)
 - coordinates 29°32′29″N 97°54′52″W / 29.54139°N 97.91444°W / 29.54139; -97.91444Coordinates: 29°32′29″N 97°54′52″W / 29.54139°N 97.91444°W / 29.54139; -97.91444 [1]

Geronimo Creek is a stream in South Central Texas, U.S., that runs approximately 17 miles, from its source one mile east of Clear Springs, Texas (in the Texas Prairielands), to its confluence with the Guadalupe River in Guadalupe County, Texas, three miles southeast of Seguin.

The creek serves as a tributary of the Guadalupe River and forms its watershed near Seguin, Texas, within the larger Guadalupe River Basin.[2]

Description[edit]

The near seventy square-mile Geronimo Creek watershed lies entirely within the larger Guadalupe River Basin. The upper part of its tributary, Alligator Creek, is located in Comal county. Alligator Creek begins on the west side of IH-35 and flows southeast into Guadalupe county. The Geronimo Creek is intermittent at its upper reaches.

Recreation[edit]

Today, this beautiful watershed offers unlimited opportunities for primitive recreation, angling, and hunting.

Fauna[edit]

A wide variety of fish and other wildlife are known to occupy the region. The creek passes through steep to gently sloped terrain that is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, honey mesquite, huisache and natural grasses including "Texas spur".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Geronimo Creek Creek
  2. ^ "GERONIMO CREEK (GUADALUPE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed July 20, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gesick, E. John (1995), Under the Live Oak Tree: A History of Seguin, Seguin, TX: Tommy Brown Printing 
  • Sowell, Andrew Jackson (orig. 1900; reprint 2010), Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, General Books LLC, ISBN 978-1-4590-6750-9  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Weinert, Willie Mae (orig. 1951; reprint 1976), An Authentic History of Guadalupe County, Seguin, TX: Seguin Conservation Society, ASIN B0006YNCNC  Check date values in: |date= (help)