ROCK CREEK (JACK COUNTY)
ROCK CREEK (Jack County). Rock Creek rises near Bryson Lake four miles north of Bryson in southwestern Jack County (at 33°13' N, 98°23' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream flows south for seventeen miles, through the rolling prairie of western Jack County, where the soils are shallow and stony. Juniper and live oak trees line the banks of the stream. Tall prairie grasses bordered the creek until the introduction of cattle into the area in the 1860s. By the mid-1880s these grasses were nearly extinct. For most of the county's history the Rock Creek area has been used as rangeland and for local mineral production. Rock Creek runs into Possum Kingdom Lake, just across the Jack county line in the northwest corner of Palo Pinto County (at 33°00' N, 98°25' W).
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