Blair Creek rises in a tank a mile from the Lee county line in northwest Fayette County (at 30°06' N, 96°50' W) and flows southwest for 4½ miles to its mouth on Owl Creek, one mile west of Nechanitz (at 30°03' N, 96°52' W). It traverses flat to moderately rolling lands surfaced by sandy loam and mixed sand and gravel that support sparse to dense thickets of oak, cedar, and yaupon. The area is marginal for agriculture. The creek may be named after either William or James Blair, who left the county in 1849 with Joseph Young and others to go to the gold fields of California.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Blair Creek (Fayette County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 29, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994