BIRD CREEK (BELL COUNTY)
BIRD CREEK (Bell County). Bird Creek rises in the middle of Temple, in north central Bell County (at 31°07' N, 97°21' W), and extends southwest for four miles to its mouth on the Leon River, just south of Temple (at 31°03' N, 97°25' W). The stream was named for John Bird, a captain in the Texas Rangersqv who was killed in an Indian fight on its banks in 1839. Most of the creek is in Temple.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."BIRD CREEK (BELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbpb), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles