BARTONS CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
BARTONS CREEK (Fayette County). Bartons Creek rises in wooded and broken land in northwest Fayette County (29°53' N, 97°16' W) and flows 11½ miles, first northerly into Bastrop County, and then northeasterly back into Fayette County, to its mouth on the Colorado River, 2½ miles east of Kirtly (at 29°58' N, 97°04' W). Near the Colorado River the soil produces good crops of grain, pecans, and hay. This area has been subject to frequent flooding in the past, and there are at least fifteen flood-control impoundments of varying sizes along the creek and its unnamed tributaries. The upland slopes are dotted with numerous oil and gas wells and with mixed oak and cedar, which provide good wildlife habitat. The creek is named for Wayne Barton, early settler and participant in the battle of San Jacinto, who lived in the area.
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