MULBERRY CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
MULBERRY CREEK (Fayette County). Mulberry Creek rises in a tank a mile south of Flatonia and directly east of State Highway 95 and Obar Hill in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°40' N, 97°07' W) and runs southeast for 17½ miles to its mouth (at 29°38' N, 96°55' W) on the West Navidad River, a half mile northeast of the point where U.S. Highway 77 crosses the southern boundary of Fayette County. The stream initially traverses gently rolling terrain with soils consisting of moderately deep loams and firm clay layers. These soils are fair to good for agriculture and are used primarily for improved pasture for cattle and for the production of hay. The stream passes north of Praha and south of Engle, where it enters an area of relatively shallow sandy loam over a firmer clay subsoil. These soils are only fair for agriculture because they are easily eroded. They are used mainly as pasture. Mulberry Creek drains a large portion of southern Fayette County. The name is derived from the wild mulberry trees that early settlers found along its banks; the Mulberry community on its north banks was also named for these trees.
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