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THREEMILE CREEK (Milam County). Threemile Creek rises three miles southwest of Gause in eastern Milam County (at 30°46' N, 96°45' W). The creek was named for its distance from Nashville, the early capital of Robertson's Colony. It runs east for ten miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, five miles east of Gause (at 30°47' N, 96°39' W). The surrounding rolling to flat terrain has local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support mesquite and grasses in the upper reaches of the creek and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers in the lower reaches.


Mrs. Jeff T. Kemp, Significance and Origin of the Names of the Rivers and Creeks of Milam County (Cameron, Texas, 1929).


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

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