Baggett Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Baggett Creek rises six miles southeast of Proctor in northeastern Comanche County (at 31°55' N, 98°24' W) and flows southwest for four miles to its mouth on the Leon River, three miles north of Gustine (at 31°54' N, 98°25' W). The stream was named for John Baggett, an early settler in the region. Although a Baggett community once existed on the creek, only a church building remains in the area. The creek travels through an area of steep slopes surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support cacti and sparse grasses.

Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Baggett Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994