BAYLOR CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
BAYLOR CREEK (Fayette County). Baylor Creek rises on land granted to William J. Russell in 1831 a mile southeast of Oldenburg in southeastern Fayette County (at 29°58' N, 96°46' W) and flows southwest for eight miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, about five miles southeast of La Grange on lands granted to George Duty in 1824 (at 29°52' N, 96°48' W). Throughout much of its course the stream roughly parallels the Wilbarger Trace, which connected early settlements on the Colorado River with the La Bahía Road. Baylor Creek traverses gently rolling country with deep topsoil that once supported good cotton crops. Since the 1960s the land has been used mainly as pasture for horses and cattle. The vegetation along the stream is a mixture of oaks, cedars, and sycamores, with an understory of yaupon and wild grape.
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