CARLISLE CREEK. Carlisle Creek rises one mile north of Arneckeville in east central DeWitt County (at 29°01' N, 97°16' W) and runs southeast for six miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, three miles west of Thomaston (at 29°00' N, 97°13' W). It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and prairie grasses. Carlisle Creek was named for Henry Carlisle, an early DeWitt County settler, who built his home nearby. In the nineteenth century there was a large spring near the mouth of the creek. This spring, equipped with two buckets, a rope, and a pulley system, provided drinking water for many early settlers of the area. During the 1850s John H. Slaughter operated a water-powered mill on the stream.
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