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MERCER CREEK. Mercer Creek rises in the southwestern part of Comanche County (at 31°52' N, 98°43' W) and flows southeast to its mouth on the South Leon River, a mile northeast of Newburg (at 31°47' N, 98°31' W). The creek traverses terrain of steep slopes surfaced by clay loams and sandy soils that support juniper, oak, mesquite, and grasses. Mercer Creek was named for Jesse Mercer, an early settler in the county.


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"MERCER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed February 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.