CROWNOVER BRANCH. Crownover Branch rises in the generally flat floodplain of the Colorado River a mile northwest of Plum in west central Fayette County (at 29°57' N, 96°57' W) and runs east for two miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, directly across from Rabbs Prairie (at 29°56' N, 96°55' W). The area soils have firm, thick calcareous clay layers and are well suited to agriculture, producing good crops of grain and hay and providing improved pasture for cattle. In large areas, particularly near Plum and near the mouth of the creek, the topsoil has been removed to gain access to beds of gravel. The creek name is derived from that of the family of John Crownover, who arrived with the Rabb family in time to become one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred.
Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade, An Early History of Fayette County (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Journal, 1936).
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