Brushy Creek rises seven miles northeast of Columbus in northeastern Colorado County (at 29°50' N, 96°29' W) and flows southwest for eight miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 29°46' N, 96°33' W). The area's thick topsoil of pale brown, loamy, fine sand overlies mottled clay and scattered beds of construction-grade gravel. Vegetation along Brushy Creek is a dense mixture of oak, cedar, and yaupon with scattered pines. Oil and gas wells dot the area, and pipelines cross unimproved pastures with abundant wildlife.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Brushy Creek (Colorado County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 21, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994