BESSIES CREEK. Bessies Creek, also known as Best Creek, Best's Creek, or Besses Creek, rises 1½ miles northeast of Monaville in central Waller County (at 29°58' N, 96°01' W) and flows southeast for thirty miles, through northern Fort Bend County, to its mouth on the Brazos River, three miles south of Fulshear (at 29°39' N, 95°54' W). It crosses an area of moderate to steep slopes surfaced by sandy loam and clay that support hardwoods and crops. The creek was probably named for Isaac Best, an early settler of Waller County.
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