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Big Creek (Fort Bend County)

General Entry

Big Creek rises where Coon and Cottonwood creeks converge in south central Fort Bend County (at 29°29' N, 95°50' W) and flows southeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on the Brazos River (at 29°22' N, 95°35' W). It crosses variable terrain surfaced by highly impermeable soil and calcareous clay that support mixed hardwoods and prairie grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Big Creek (Fort Bend County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 24, 2021,

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