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Williams Bayou

General Entry

Williams Bayou, also known as Williams Gully, rises three miles east of Humble in northeast Harris County (at 29°59' N, 95°12' W) and runs southwest for 4½ miles to its mouth on Garner's Bayou (at 29°57' N, 95°14' W). The area is characterized by flat to rolling terrain covered by a combination of pine-hardwood forest and mesquite, grasses, and cacti. The soil is moderately well to poorly drained loams with some cracking clayey subsoils.


  • Houston
  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

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

Anonymous, “Williams Bayou,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020,

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