Big Brushy Creek (Lavaca County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Big Brushy Creek rises 5½ miles northwest of Yoakum in far western Lavaca County (at 29°21' N, 97°12' W) and flows southeast, entering DeWitt County and skirting Yoakum on the west and south, then reentering Lavaca County and continuing for 30½ total miles to its mouth on Clarks Creek, 2½ miles northeast of the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 111 (at 29°11' N, 96°56' W). The stream passes the Yoakum sewage-disposal plant and the South Yoakum and Brushy Creek oil and gas fields, then flows through poorly drained sandy upland prairie used primarily as rangeland for cattle. Across this generally rolling terrain, vegetation consists of a fairly dense cover of scrub oak and mesquite that provides excellent habitat for wildlife.

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

Anonymous, “Big Brushy Creek (Lavaca County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994