BRIAR CREEK (Navarro County). Briar Creek rises a mile northeast of Barry in western Navarro County (at 32°07' N, 96 38' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on Richland Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, ten miles south of Corsicana (at 31°58' N, 96 32' W). At the source the surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by calcareous clay that supports mesquites and grasses; the flat terrain near the mouth is surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Briar Creek passes under State Highway 22, Farm Road 744, State Highway 31, and the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway.

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