Beans Creek rises four miles north of Perrin in southeastern Jack County (at 33°05' N, 98°03' W) and flows northeast for 12½ miles through steep to moderately sloping terrain surfaced with clay and sandy loam in which prairie grasses grow. Post oak and mesquite trees shade the banks of the creek. The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, was named for Thomas C. Bean, who owned land along its banks in the mid-1850s. For most of the county's history the area has been used as range and crop land. Until the construction of Lake Bridgeport in 1931 the creek flowed into the West Fork of the Trinity River. Today it empties into the lake just northeast of Wizard Wells (at 33°14' N, 97°56' W).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Beans Creek (Jack County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 18, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994