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JONES CREEK (Fayette County). Jones Creek rises in a stock tank 1½ miles west of Waldeck in northwestern Fayette County (at 30°04' N, 96°49' W) and runs southwest for four miles to its mouth on Owl Creek (at 30°03' N, 96°51' W). Soils in the area consist of a shallow topsoil of light sandy loam over a heavy subsoil of clay. The stream passes through a densely wooded area of oak, cedar, and yaupon. The creek's name may be derived from that of Myers Fisher Jones, who lived in the area and participated in military actions in the 1840s.


Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade, An Early History of Fayette County (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Journal, 1936).


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

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