BIG CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)
BIG CREEK (Limestone County). Big Creek rises four miles southwest of Prairie Hill in northwestern Limestone County (at 31°38' N, 96°51' W) and runs southwest for six miles before its name changes to Mussel Run Creek (at 31°14' N, 96°51' W). Under the latter name it empties into the Brazos River two miles west of Highbank in south central Falls County (at 31°10' N, 96°52' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses low-rolling to flat prairie with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support mesquite, scrub brush, cacti, grasses, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."BIG CREEK (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbqa), accessed May 23, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.