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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.


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).


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

"SIXMILE CREEK (MILAM COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.