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CHOCOLATE BAYOU (Brazoria County). Chocolate Bayou rises a mile north of Manvel in northeast Brazoria County (at 30°00' N, 95°23' W) and runs southeast for thirty miles to its mouth on Chocolate Bay, thirteen miles east of Angleton (at 29°12' N, 95°12' W). Many members of the Old Three Hundred settled on Chocolate Bayou, and for a time the stream was considered the eastern boundary of Stephen F. Austin's first colony. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions and rolling prairie, surfaced by clay and sandy loam and dark clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, mesquite, grasses, cacti, and hardwoods mixed with pines.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Chocolate Bayou (Brazoria County)," accessed January 20, 2018,

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