Bee Creek rises in the southwestern section of the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Brazos County (at 30°37' N, 96°20' W), and runs east for 5½ miles to join Carters Creek (at 30°37' N, 96°16' W). The stream runs through what became, in the 1970s and 1980s, a heavily populated residential area of southwest College Station. Before development, the flat to rolling area along the streambed was vegetated by grasses and hardwood and pine forest. The soils are shallow to deep sandy and clay loams. Bee Creek has become synonymous with recreation in College Station, since one of the city's largest parks is named for it.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bee Creek (Brazos County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994