COLLINS CREEK. Collins Creek rises fourteen miles northwest of Albany in north central Shackelford County (at 32°57' N, 99°22' W) and runs eleven miles east to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, just north of Fort Griffin State Park (at 32°56' N, 99°13' W). According to sources, the creek was named for a man named Collins who was murdered nearby by the "Old Law Mob." The creek runs through steep slopes and benches surfaced by shallow clay loam that supports juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses to flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
Don Hampton Biggers, Shackelford County Sketches (Albany, Texas: Albany News Office, 1908; rpt., ed. Joan Farmer, Albany and Fort Griffin, Texas: Clear Fork Press, 1974).
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