Bear Creek rises four miles east of Warda in northwest Fayette County (at 30°01' N, 96°50' W) and flows west for 6½ miles to its mouth on Rabbs Creek (at 30°00' N, 96°55' W). Throughout its course the stream meanders through low to moderately rolling land with a highly erodible thin sandy loam topsoil and a heavy clay subsoil. The area's open pasturelands alternate with mixed oak forests underlain by yaupon and hackberry. The land is marginal for agriculture and is used primarily for grazing and wildlife habitat.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Fayette County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 29, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994