Brushy Creek (Delta County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Brushy Creek rises just northwest of Enloe in north Delta County (at 33°27' N, 95°40' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River, two miles east of State Highway 19 (at 33°21' N, 95°33' W). Post Oak Creek and Greenbriar Branch flow into Brushy Creek near its mouth. Brushy Creek traverses an area of rolling prairies surfaced by dark gray clay that supports mesquite and grass. County records for 1867 showed Brushy Creek School on the creek several miles south of the site of present Enloe, near Post Oak. Maps for 1964 identified Brushy Creek Cemetery on the southern banks just south of Post Oak.

Paul Garland Hervey, A History of Education in Delta County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1951).

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

Anonymous, “Brushy Creek (Delta County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994