PINEY CREEK (BASTROP COUNTY)
PINEY CREEK (Bastrop County). Piney Creek rises in northern Bastrop County (at 30°15' N, 97°13' W) about 1½ miles southeast of McDade and flows southwest for fourteen miles to its mouth (at 30°07' N, 97°20' W) on the Colorado River at Bastrop. The creek begins in an upland area of sandy surface soils and travels primarily through an area of loamy surface soils on uplands and stream terraces before entering a nearly level floodplain. Vegetation along the route is characterized by post oaks and pine trees. Along with Gills Branch, Piney Creek flooded in 1869 and inundated the town of Bastrop. Brick kilns were once located at the mouth of the creek.
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