Brushy Creek rises just south of Farm Road 2228 and ten miles northwest of Cross Plains in southeast Callahan County (at 32°15' N, 99°14' W) and runs thirteen miles north to its mouth on Deep Creek, a mile north of Interstate Highway 20 and ten miles east of Baird (at 32°24' N, 99°15' W). Among its principal tributaries are two forks, East and West. The East Fork rises five miles east of Admiral (at 32°17' N, 99°12' W) and runs five miles northwest to its mouth on the main creek (at 32°20' N, 99°13' W); the West Fork rises two miles east of Admiral (at 32°18' N, 99°16' W) and runs five miles north to its mouth (at 32°21' N, 99°15' W). The main stream's upper reaches pass through variable slopes surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, grasses, chaparral, and cacti; its lower reaches enter flood-prone flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Both forks run through rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams in which grow scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Brushy Creek (Callahan County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994