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TURTLE BAYOU (LIBERTY COUNTY)

TURTLE BAYOU (Liberty County). Turtle Bayou rises two miles west of Raywood in south central Liberty County (at 30°02' N, 94°43' W). It is intermittent in its upper reaches. The bayou flows south for eighteen miles and enters Chambers County before it reaches its mouth on Lake Anahuac, four miles north of Anahuac (at 29°49' N, 94°40' W). The bayou was slightly altered by the construction of the Turtle Bayou levee in 1934. In its upper stages, it crosses prairie grasslands; nearer its mouth, it traverses mixed pine and hardwood forests. In June 1832 Anglo-Texan insurgents camped on its banks and wrote the Turtle Bayou Resolutions.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Turtle Bayou (Liberty County)," accessed July 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rht06.

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