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SIXMILE CREEK (MILAM COUNTY)
SIXMILE CREEK (Milam County). Sixmile Creek rises six miles south of Gause in eastern Milam County (at 30°43' N, 96°44' W) and runs east for eight miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, a mile north of the Milam-Burleson county line (at 30°44' N, 96°38' W). The creek was named for its distance from old Nashville, the early capital of Robertson's Colony. The surrounding rolling to flat terrain has local shallow depressions; clay and sandy loams support mesquite and grasses the upper and middle reaches of the creek and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers in the lower reaches.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956). Mrs. Jeff T. Kemp, Significance and Origin of the Names of the Rivers and Creeks of Milam County (Cameron, Texas, 1929).
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