LITTLE FIVEMILE CREEK
LITTLE FIVEMILE CREEK. Little Fivemile Creek rises on State Highway 95 one-half mile south of Colony in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°46' N, 97°11' W) and flows south for seven miles to its mouth on Big Fivemile Creek, just south of U.S. Highway 90 and the Southern Pacific Railroad in Gonzales County (at 29°41' N, 97°12' W). Throughout its course it crosses nearly level to gently sloping farming and ranching land that generally has erodible sandy loam topsoils and firm clay subsoils. These soils are rated from poor to fair for agriculture. They once produced cotton, but after the 1950s they reverted primarily to pasture and the production of hay and some corn. The area is an active oil producer; many wells dot both sides of the creek. The stream's name is derived from that of Big Fivemile Creek.
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