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LITTLE BRAZOS RIVER. The Little Brazos River rises five miles southwest of Thornton in southwestern Limestone County (at 31°24' N, 96°39' W) and runs south for seventy-two miles, crossing eastern Falls County and then roughly paralleling the Brazos River through Robertson County on its way to its mouth on the Brazos, two miles east of Stone City in Brazos County (at 30°38' N, 96°31' W). The surrounding terrain is generally flat with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"LITTLE BRAZOS RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.