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OBAR CREEK

OBAR CREEK. Obar Creek rises in a privately owned recreational lake just east of the Gonzales county line in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°39' N, 97°08' W). It flows southwest for eleven miles to its mouth on Peach Creek, seven miles northwest of Moulton (at 29°37' N, 97°14' W). The name may be derived from a member of the families of John and Alexander O'Bar who settled in Fayette County possibly before 1836. Throughout its course the stream flows over shallow to moderately deep sandy loam overlying dense clay subsoils. The area is rated as poor to fair for agriculture but produced good crops of cotton during the period 1870 to 1950 and is used as pasture for cattle. Vegetation along Obar Creek consists of mixed oak, hackberry, pecan, and sycamore with an understory of yaupon and wild grape; oak mottes and mesquites appear on the uplands. Wildlife habitat is good.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Frank Lotto, Fayette County: Her History and Her People (Schulenburg, Texas: Sticker Steam Press, 1902; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981). Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade, An Early History of Fayette County (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Journal, 1936).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Obar Creek," accessed December 02, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbo08.

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