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JARBO BAYOU. Jarbo Bayou rises two miles northeast of League City in northern Galveston County (at 29°31' N, 95°03' W) and flows northeast for two miles to its mouth on Clear Lake, just east of Clear Lake Shores and west of Kemah (at 29°33' N, 95°02' W). Some sources report that at an earlier time the bayou flowed for five miles. It traverses flat to rolling terrain, surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, cacti, and some hardwoods and pines.


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"JARBO BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.