Bear Creek rises just north of Harleton in northwestern Harrison County (at 32°42' N, 94°31' W) and runs southeast for 7½ miles through northwestern Harrison County to its mouth on Little Cypress Bayou, three miles northwest of Nesbitt (at 32°39' N, 94°29' W). It crosses gently undulating to hilly terrain surfaced by loam and clay that support dense patches of pine and hardwood trees. The cleared land is used predominantly for agriculture.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Harrison County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 24, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994