- Brazos River
River, central Texas, U.S. Formed in northern Texas, it flows southeast 840 mi (1,351 km) into the Gulf of Mexico.The city of Waco is one of the largest on the river. Near its mouth it connects with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The river valley was a major site of early Anglo-American settlement in Texas; one of the first English-speaking colonies there was founded by Stephen Austin at San Felipe de Austin in 1822. The river's original name was Brazos de Dios ("Arms of God").
* * *river rising in eastern New Mexico and western Texas, U.S., on the Llano Estacado (“Staked Plain”) near Lubbock, (Lubbock) Texas. The Brazos is the longest river in Texas. Its three main upper forks are the Double Mountain, Salt, and Clear forks. Formed from the confluence of the Double Mountain and Salt forks near the Caprock Escarpment, the Brazos proper flows generally southeast to Waco, one of the largest cities on the river. From Waco it crosses the Texas coastal plain to enter the Gulf of Mexico (Mexico, Gulf of) at Freeport after a course of about 1,280 miles (2,060 km). Navigable for much of its length, the Brazos also connects near its mouth with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The river's chief tributaries are the Paluxy, Little, and Navasota rivers. It drains an area of about 45,600 square miles (118,103 square km). The Possum Kingdom Dam (1940) and the Whitney Dam (1953) on the upper Brazos provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and irrigation for the cotton grown in the Brazos River valley. The lower river valley was a major site of early Anglo-American settlement in Texas, one of the first English-speaking colonies along the Brazos that was founded by Stephen F. Austin (Austin, Stephen) at San Felipe de Austin in 1822. Texans declared their independence from Mexico in 1836 at the settlement of Washington-on-the-Brazos. The original Spanish name for the river was Brazos de Dios (“Arms of God”); it is likely the river that the French explorer La Salle (La Salle, René-Robert Cavelier, sieur (lord) de) called the Maligne, and it was near the Brazos that La Salle was murdered.
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