Brushy Creek rises near the tracks of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad a half mile northeast of Red Oak in far north central Ellis County (at 32°31' N, 96°47' W) and runs southeast for 11½ miles. It traverses flat to rolling prairie with occasional steep slopes. Soils vary from dark calcareous to expansive clays and clay loams. On the banks grow oak, juniper, and mesquite trees, as well as various grasses and cacti. Historically, this area has functioned largely as range and crop land. Brushy Creek is crossed by Interstate Highway 45 before emptying into Red Oak Creek in the central part of the county a mile northeast of Palmer (at 32°28' N, 96°39' W).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Brushy Creek (Ellis County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994