WALNUT CREEK (GRIMES COUNTY)
WALNUT CREEK (Grimes County). Walnut Creek rises fifteen miles southeast of Navasota and 1½ miles north of the Waller county line in southeast Grimes County (at 30°16' N, 95°55' W) and flows southeast for twenty-four miles, through Waller and Montgomery counties, to its mouth on Spring Creek two miles west of the Montgomery-Harris county line and five miles from Tomball in Harris County (at 30°06' N, 95°41' W). The stream flows through flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support hardwood and pine forests. On February 13, 1687, René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, crossed the lower stream heading north toward the Trinity River on one of his many forays into the Texas interior in search of the Mississippi River. Permanent settlement of the area began in 1829, when J. G. W. Pierson established the community of High Point on the prairie between upper Walnut and Hurricane creeks.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Walnut Creek (Grimes County)," accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbw23.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.