SIMMS CREEK. Simms Creek rises six miles southeast of Goldthwaite in eastern Mills County (at 31°20' N, 98°27' W). Intermittent in its upper and lower reaches, the spring-fed stream flows southeast for 34½ miles to its mouth on the Lampasas River in Lampasas County, 3½ miles southeast of Adamsville and just south of Ranch Road 581 (at 31°16' N, 98°08' W). Its course crosses a section of the Grand Prairie region, beginning in an area of steeply to moderately sloping hills and then traveling primarily through steep slopes and limestone benches. Soils in the area are generally shallow stony, sandy, and clay loams, and vegetation consists primarily of grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and juniper.
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