Bull Creek rises on Ross Prairie about midway between Fayetteville and the Ross Prairie Church in eastern Fayette County (at 29°53' N, 96°41' W) and runs southeast for seven miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek in Colorado County (at 29°52' N, 96°36' W). It crosses nearly level to gently sloping terrain with a sandy loam topsoil and a dense clay subsoil. The land is well suited for agriculture and has produced excellent harvests of cotton and grain. Early settlers recognized the value of this land before 1850, and by that time it was already well settled by English, German, and Czech immigrants. Since the 1950s the area has been used primarily as pasture for cattle and horses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bull Creek (Fayette County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 21, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994