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BIG BROWN CREEK. Big Brown Creek begins three miles southwest of Fairfield in central Freestone County (at 31°42' N, 96°06' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Tehuacana Creek, four miles east of Fairfield Lake (at 31°50' N, 96°00' W). The stream is dammed in its middle reaches to form Fairfield Lake. It crosses flat to rolling prairies with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support hardwoods, mesquite, conifers, and grasses. The area is used primarily for dry-land farming.


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"BIG BROWN CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.