BIRCH CREEK (BURLESON COUNTY)
BIRCH CREEK (Burleson County). Birch Creek rises six miles southwest of Caldwell in southwestern Burleson County (at 30°25' N, 96°44' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Lake Somerville (at 30°19' N, 96°37' W). It traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by loam that supports post oak, blackjack oak, elm, and hackberry trees on the banks. Anglo-American habitation in the vicinity began in the early 1830s. Birch, one of the oldest settlements in the county, was established during the 1840s.