JONES CREEK (FORT BEND COUNTY)
JONES CREEK (Fort Bend County). Jones Creek rises on the Brazos River (at 29°39' N, 95°54' W) in north central Fort Bend County 3½ miles south of Fulshear. The creek, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs for about twenty-two miles, first southeastward, then south to its mouth (at 29°37' N, 95°45' W), where it rejoins the Brazos River two miles north of Richmond. The waterway has a drainage area of about forty square miles. It is named for Randal Jones, a member of one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. The vegetation along its banks consists of mixed hardwoods interspersed with various prairie grasses. The terrain is variable and surfaced by highly impermeable soil and occasional calcareous clay.
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