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GOOSE CREEK. Goose Creek rises two miles northeast of Highlands and adjacent to the Highlands Reservoir in eastern Harris County (at 29°49' N, 95°01' W) and runs south-southeast for twelve miles, passing through Baytown before reaching its mouth on Galveston Bay, two miles northwest of Morgan's Point (at 29°43' N, 94°59' W). In undeveloped areas the stream passes through flat to rolling prairie with shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams and dark, calcareous clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"GOOSE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.