Tunas Creek

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Tunas Creek
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source 3,080 ft (940 m)
River mouth Pecos River
2,260 ft (690 m)

Tunas Creek formerly known as Arroyo Escondido, is a Stream tributary to the Pecos River, in Pecos County, Texas. Its source is at 30°52′53″N 102°34′59″W / 30.88139°N 102.58306°W / 30.88139; -102.58306 on the southwestern side of Big Mesa.[1]


The San Antonio-El Paso Road met with and crossed Arroyo Escondido, 16.26 miles west of the place called Leaving of Pecos on the Pecos River and 8.58 miles east of Escondido Spring 30°51′31″N 102°33′32″W / 30.85861°N 102.55889°W / 30.85861; -102.55889 also on the creek. Both these places were watering and resting places for travelers on the route to Comanche Spring and for the stagecoaches of the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line and other lines.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tunas Creek
  2. ^ Table of distances from Texas Almanac, 1859, Book, ca. 1859; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123765/ accessed November 12, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas

Coordinates: 31°02′07″N 102°13′54″W / 31.03528°N 102.23167°W / 31.03528; -102.23167