Irons Creek

By: William Reed

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

Irons Creek, also known as Iron Creek and as Spring Branch, rises three miles northwest of Monaville in central Waller County (at 29°59' N, 96°03' W) and runs for eighteen miles, first south, and then curving southeast near Mount Zion, before reaching its mouth on the Brazos River, four miles west of Brookshire (at 29°47' N, 96°02' W). It travels primarily through loamy upland soils before entering an area of clayey soils near its mouth. The surrounding vegetation includes mesquite, prairie grass, and crops such as rice and cotton. The creek is reportedly named for John Irons, who received a tract of land in the area as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred in 1824.

Waller County Historical Survey Committee, A History of Waller County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1973).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

William Reed, “Irons Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995