KEECHI CREEK (PALO PINTO COUNTY)
KEECHI CREEK (Palo Pinto County). Keechi Creek originates at the junction of its two branches, the East and West forks, two miles east of Graford in north central Palo Pinto County (at 32°57' N, 98°13' W) and runs south for five miles before emptying into the Brazos River six miles northwest of Mineral Wells (at 32°52' N, 98°14' W). The East Fork of Keechi Creek rises three miles north of Perrin in southern Jack County (at 33°07' N, 98°13' W) and runs south for 13½ miles. The West Fork rises three miles south of Jacksboro (at 33°09' N, 98°13' W) and runs south for sixteen miles to its junction with the East Fork to form Keechi Creek. Keechi Creek crosses steeply to moderately sloping terrain surfaced by stony clay and sandy loam that supports mesquite, live oak, and grasses. For most of the region's history the area has been used as crop and range land and for mineral production.
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