Bowman Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Bowman Creek rises 1½ miles south of Sand Creek and 1½ miles northwest of Kurten in Brazos County (at 30°48' N, 96°17' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, which there forms the Brazos-Grimes county line, 4½ miles southeast of Reliance (at 30°43' N, 96°10' W). The creek rises in flat to rolling terrain; downstream, the land is a flat floodplain with shallow depressions. The local vegetation, growing in sandy and clayey loams, changes from pine and hardwood forest upstream to water-tolerant hardwoods downstream.

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

Anonymous, “Bowman Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994