Brushy Creek rises just north of Winnsboro in southern Franklin County (at 32°58' N, 95°17' W) and at one time ran northeast for fifteen miles before disemboguing into Big Cypress Creek, which forms the border between Titus and Camp counties (at 33°02' N, 95°07' W). In the mid-1970s, however, when Fort Sherman Dam was built on Big Cypress Creek to form Lake Bob Sandlin, a large portion of the former streamcourse, which had made up part of the Franklin and Camp county line, was inundated. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses generally flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports conifers. Brushy Creek is joined by the South Fork of Brushy Creek, which rises six miles southeast of Winnsboro in northeastern Wood County (at 32°53' N, 95°13' W) and was probably formerly known as Dry Cypress Creek. The South Fork, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs northeast for 6½ miles, briefly forming part of the Wood-Franklin county line, to its mouth on Brushy Creek south of Lake Bob Sandlin (at 32°59' N, 95°10' W). The combined streams continue the line between Wood and Franklin counties.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Brushy Creek (Franklin County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994