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BIRCH CREEK (Burleson County). Birch Creek rises six miles southwest of Caldwell in southwestern Burleson County (at 30°25' N, 96°44' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Lake Somerville (at 30°19' N, 96°37' W). It traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by loam that supports post oak, blackjack oak, elm, and hackberry trees on the banks. Anglo-American habitation in the vicinity began in the early 1830s. Birch, one of the oldest settlements in the county, was established during the 1840s.


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

"BIRCH CREEK (BURLESON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.