Big Rocky Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Big Rocky Creek rises in a tank just east of State Highway 95 and three miles south of Flatonia in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°39' N, 97°07' W); it flows southeast for 23½ miles to its mouth on the Navidad River (at 29°34' N, 96°49' W). The stream has several named tributaries. It crosses a land surface of many different soil types that support the production of hay and corn and provide pasture for cattle and horses. Until the 1960s cotton was grown in the area in abundance. The vegetation along the stream is a mixture of oak, hackberry, pecan, sycamore, and cedar, with an understory of yaupon. Wildlife, particularly deer and squirrel, is abundant along the stream's lower reaches. During the Runaway Scrape Sam Houston's troops crossed Big Rocky Creek near where U.S. Highway 77 now crosses it, about 7½ miles south of Schulenberg.

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

Anonymous, “Big Rocky Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994