Big Fielders Creek rises five miles west of Big Hackberry Canyon in eastern Terrell County (at 30°14' N, 101°52' W) and runs southeast for thirty miles to its mouth on the Pecos River, a mile below Cash Canyon in northwestern Val Verde County (at 30°08' N, 101°34' W). The creek joins Henderson Draw two miles above the Pecos River. The path of Big Fielders Creek sharply dissects massive limestone that underlies flat terrain, forming a rugged and winding valley. Wash deposits of sand, gravel, and mud cover the canyon floor. The soils of the area, generally dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams, support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Big Fielders Creek,”
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