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BIG HILL BAYOU. Big Hill Bayou rises four miles southeast of LaBelle in southern Jefferson County (at 29°50' N, 95°05' W) and flows northeast for ten miles to its mouth on Taylor Bayou, south of Port Acres (at 29°53' N, 94°02' W). It cuts through the marshy terrain that characterizes most of the upper Texas Gulf coastline. For much of its course it runs through the J. D. Murphee Wildlife Management Area, which provides habitat for coastal waterfowl, shrimp, blue crab, and finfish.


Texas General Land Office, Areas of Particular Concern: Upper Texas Coastal Region (map, Austin, 1975).


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

"BIG HILL BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.