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CLAY LAKE. Clay Lake is just east of the Brazos River in extreme southern Brazos County (at 30°26' N, 96°16' W). The half-mile lake is in a marshy area and drains into Franks Creek. It is surrounded by flat to rolling terrain with steep margins, surfaced by sandy loam that supports pecan, willow, and grasses.

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "CLAY LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.