Brushy Creek rises in partially wooded pastureland just south of U.S. Highway 90 and halfway between Engle and Praha in southwest Fayette County (29°41' N, 97°03' W) and flows east and then southeast for 6½ miles to its mouth on Mulberry Creek, two miles southwest of Schulenburg (at 29°40' N, 96°57' W). It is the only major tributary of Mulberry Creek. Brushy Creek, so named for the thick stands of yaupon and cedar that grow on its banks, crosses a surface of loamy clay topsoils that are fair for agriculture but highly erodible on slopes. The terrain is marked by gullies. Most of this land was formerly used for cotton production. After cotton farming ceased in the 1960s, the land reverted to pasture, and in some areas vegetation has returned to provide wildlife habitat.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Brushy Creek (Fayette County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994