Bear Creek (Harris County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 13, 2016

Bear Creek rises in the area of Wolf Hill in northwest Harris County (at 95°49' N, 29°53' W) and flows southeast for eighteen miles to its mouth on Buffalo Bayou, near Addicks Reservoir in northwest Harris County (at 95°37' N, 29°47' W). The stream runs through flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and dissections and a surface of sandy or clay loams that support cultivated row or cover crops and occasional grasslands of the type usually associated with crop rotation.

  • Houston
  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

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

Anonymous, “Bear Creek (Harris County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

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January 13, 2016

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