HAW CREEK. Haw Creek rises between Farm Road 1457 and the Austin county line in northeastern Fayette County (at 30°02' N, 96°37' W) and runs southwest for about eight miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 29°59' N, 96°40' W). It traverses gently rolling to flat terrain surfaced by a moderately deep sandy loam topsoil that overlies dense layers of clay and sandy loam. The surrounding farmland is used primarily as pasture for cattle and horses. Vegetation along the stream is a mixture of oak and cedar with a yaupon understory and an abundance of wild haw, from which the creek takes its name. Midway through its course the creek passes through the Haw Creek community, about a half mile west of the Haw Creek church and cemetery on Farm Road 389.
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