DOGWOOD CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
DOGWOOD CREEK (Fayette County). Dogwood Creek rises in Colony on State Highway 95 between Cistern and Flatonia in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°47' N, 97°10' W) and runs northeast for 7½ miles to its mouth on Live Oak Creek, 2½ miles west of Muldoon (at 29°49' N, 97°07' W). Soils in the area have a fine sandy loam surface layer and a deep, firm clay subsoil. Although highly erosible, they are rated as fair for agriculture, and some farms in the area raise corn as well as hay; much of the land is used as pasture for cattle. Along the creek grow dense stands of mixed oak, cedar, and hackberry, with an understory of yaupon and a few dogwoods, for which the creek was named. Several locations along the upper reaches of the creek have been stripped to mine clay deposits.
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.Handbook of Texas Online, Jeff Carroll, "Dogwood Creek (Fayette County)," accessed May 06, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbddb.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
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