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WICKSON CREEK. Wickson Creek rises 1½ miles northwest of Tabor in central Brazos County (at 30°50' N, 96°22' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles before reaching the Navasota River (at 30°36' N, 96°10' W), which serves as the boundary line between Brazos and Grimes counties. Wickson Creek flows through flat terrain with local shallow dissections. Vegetation consists primarily of live oak, mesquite, and hackberry, with some grasses, in soil composed of clay and sandy loams. The creek derives its name from the Wickson family, who were among the original settlers of Brazos County. Prominent in the family was Byrum Wickson, who was involved in a sizable land transfer with Henry G. Hudson, another pioneer of the area, in March of 1843.


W. Broadus Smith, Pioneers of Brazos County, Texas, 1800–1850 (Bryan, Texas, 1962).


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

"WICKSON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.