BRUTON CREEK. Bruton (Brutons) Creek rises 1½ miles north of Bagwell in northwestern Red River County (at 33°41' N, 95°10' W) and flows southeast for nine miles to its mouth on McCoy Creek, five miles southwest of Clarksville in southwestern Red River County (at 33°34' N, 95°07' W). The soils along the creek are clayey and loamy, and the land is used to grow grain and sorghum or for pasture. The stream was probably named for Elisha Bruton, who had an original grant of land on its banks.
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