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BIRCH CREEK (Leon County). Birch Creek rises four miles west of Jewett in western Leon County (at 31°22' N, 96°13' W) and runs southwest for twelve miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, the Robertson county line (at 31°20' N, 95°14' W). The stream crosses sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by sandy loam that supports post oak, black hickory, pecan, elm, water oak, and hackberry on its banks. Newby, on the east bank of the upper creek, was established in the early twentieth century. Friendship lies on the west bank of the lower creek.


James Young Gates and H. B. Fox, A History of Leon County (Centerville, Texas: Leon County News, 1936; rpt. 1977).


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

"BIRCH CREEK (LEON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.