PURTIS CREEK. Purtis Creek rises (at 32°25' N, 95°55' W) in southwestern Van Zandt County two miles northwest of Denman Crossroads and runs southwest for nine miles to its mouth (at 32°21' N, 96°01' W) on South Twin Creek, two miles east of Pauline in northern Henderson County. The stream traverses rolling prairie, surfaced by clay loams that support mesquite, grasses, and occasional mixed hardwood and pine forests.
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