Big Brown Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Big Brown Creek begins three miles southwest of Fairfield in central Freestone County (at 31°42' N, 96°06' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Tehuacana Creek, four miles east of Fairfield Lake (at 31°50' N, 96°00' W). The stream is dammed in its middle reaches to form Fairfield Lake. It crosses flat to rolling prairies with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support hardwoods, mesquite, conifers, and grasses. The area is used primarily for dry-land farming.

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

Anonymous, “Big Brown Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994