The Handbook of Texas is free-to-use thanks to the support of readers like you. Support the Handbook today.

Font size: A / A reset

Support Texas History Now

Join TSHA to support quality Texas history programs and receive exclusive benefits.

Become a TSHA Member Today »

Willow Marsh Bayou

General Entry

Willow Marsh Bayou rises 2½ miles northwest of the Beaumont Municipal Airport in northern Jefferson County (at 30°06' N, 94°15' W) and runs southeast for 11½ miles to its mouth on Hillebrandt Bayou, seven miles south of Beaumont (at 29°49' N, 94°08' W). The bayou cuts through the muddy, clayey soil that characterizes much of the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Much of the surrounding prairie is used to cultivate rice.

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

Anonymous, “Willow Marsh Bayou,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 15, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995