Caney Creek rises six miles west of Chappell Hill in Washington County (at 30°08' N, 96°21' W) and runs southeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, at the juncture of the Washington, Austin, and Waller county lines (at 30°04' N, 96°09' W). The creek forms a large part of the Washington-Austin county line. Caney Creek flows through gently to moderately sloping terrain surfaced by clays and fine sandy loam soils that support grasslands. Land near the creek's mouth is cropland.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Caney Creek (Washington County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 20, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
December 1, 1994