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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Fort Bend County). Cottonwood Creek rises in the Orchard Dome oil and gas field, 1½ miles southeast of Orchard in western Fort Bend County (at 29°34' N, 95°56' W), and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth, where it merges with Coon Creek to form Big Creek (at 29°29' N, 95°50' W). The creek traverses variable terrain surfaced by impermeable soil that changes to calcareous clay and supports mixed hardwoods and prairie grasses.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (FORT BEND COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.