CLIFF CREEK. Cliff Creek rises in a tank just west of Willow Springs in the northeast corner of Fayette County (at 29°58' N, 96°36' W) and runs south for 2½ miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 29°57' N, 96°37' W). It is named for its steep banks; some are as deep as forty feet. The surrounding terrain is generally level to gently sloping and is used primarily as pasture for cattle.
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