Briar Creek rises a mile northeast of Barry in western Navarro County (at 32°07' N, 96 38' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on Richland Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, ten miles south of Corsicana (at 31°58' N, 96 32' W). At the source the surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by calcareous clay that supports mesquites and grasses; the flat terrain near the mouth is surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Briar Creek passes under State Highway 22, Farm Road 744, State Highway 31, and the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Briar Creek (Navarro County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 22, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994