Brush Creek (Colorado County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Brush Creek rises on the south slope of Rocky Hill twelve miles northwest of Columbus in northwestern Colorado County (at 29°51' N, 96°39' W) and flows south for 7½ miles to its mouth on Crier Creek, just above the latter's confluence with the Colorado River (at 29°46 N, 96°40 W). It crosses level to sloping terrain surfaced by pale brown loamy sand over a silty clay subsoil. These soils are suited to agriculture and produce good pasture and hay crops. The surrounding scattered to dense stands of scrub oak mixed with cedar also provide excellent wildlife habitat.

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

Anonymous, “Brush Creek (Colorado County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994