Big Creek rises four miles southwest of Prairie Hill in northwestern Limestone County (at 31°38' N, 96°51' W) and runs southwest for six miles before its name changes to Mussel Run Creek (at 31°14' N, 96°51' W). Under the latter name it empties into the Brazos River two miles west of Highbank in south central Falls County (at 31°10' N, 96°52' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses low-rolling to flat prairie with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support mesquite, scrub brush, cacti, grasses, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Big Creek (Limestone 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