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HOPES CREEK. Hopes Creek rises a mile southwest of College Station in southern Brazos County (at 30°34' N, 96°20' W) and runs south for 6½ miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, where it forms the Brazos-Burleson county line (at 30°30' N, 96°21' W). The stream is named for James Hope, who received an original land grant on Hopes Creek and the Brazos River from Stephen F. Austin on July 10, 1824. Hopes Creek traverses flat to moderately rolling terrain surfaced by shallow to deep sandy clay loam soils that support black hickory, live oak, mesquite, and hackberry, with some grasses.


W. Broadus Smith, Pioneers of Brazos County, Texas, 1800–1850 (Bryan, Texas, 1962).


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

"HOPES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.