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BRIDGE CREEK. Bridge Creek rises three miles south of Snook in southeastern Burleson County (at 30°26' N, 96°27' W) and flows south for eight miles, through mostly wooded country, to its mouth on Yegua Creek, the Burleson-Washington county line (at 30°21' N, 96°25' W). The stream traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by loamy and clayey soils. Dense stands of post oak, blackjack oak, elm, hackberry, water oak, and pecan trees line the banks along much of the creek's length. Settlement in the vicinity began in the early 1830s, and Merle was established near the headwaters of the creek during the 1880s.

Burleson County Historical Society, Astride the Old San Antonio Road: A History of Burleson County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1980).

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