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BUCKS BAYOU. Bucks Bayou rises in the Bay Prairie two miles north of Bay City in northeastern Matagorda County (at 29°02' N, 95°57' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Peyton Creek, three miles east of State Highway 60 (at 28°54' N, 95°54' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches and is banked by levees east of Bay City. It traverses rolling to flat, flood-prone terrain with sandy and clay loam topsoils that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.


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"BUCKS BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed April 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.