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SPRING CREEK (WALLER COUNTY)

SPRING CREEK (Waller County). Spring Creek, also known as Arroyo de Santa Rosa del Alcazar, rises at Farm Road 1736 two miles west of the Fields Store community in northeast Waller County (at 30°11' N, 95 °58' W). The stream flows southeast for sixty-four miles to its mouth at the junction of the San Jacinto River and the Lake Houston Spillway in Harris County (at 30°02' N, 95 °16' W). It forms the northern boundary between Waller and Harris and Montgomery and Harris counties. The banks of the stream are wooded with mostly hardwood forests, and the creek flows through flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams used for agricultural purposes. Before the battle of San Jacinto, Sam Houston and his army camped at McCurley's Plantation on Spring Creek near the border between Waller and Harris counties, on April 15, 1836.

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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.