Brier Creek (Young County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Brier Creek rises ten miles east of Olney in northeast Young County (at 33°22' N, 98°36' W) and flows north for six miles to its mouth on the West Fork of Curtis Creek, twelve miles southeast of Archer City in southeast Archer County (at 33°26' N, 98°34' W). Turkey Springs was probably located on the creek in Young County. The springs were an important water source in the 1850s but have been dry for a considerable time. The creek's drainage area encompasses ranch and oil-field lands surfaced by shallow, stony clay and sandy loams in which grow oak, mesquite, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Brier Creek (Young County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994