TUTTLE CREEK (FAYETTE COUNTY)
TUTTLE CREEK (Fayette County). Tuttle Creek rises in a tank at the community of Pin Oak just west of Farm Road 609 7½ miles northeast of Flatonia in south central Fayette County (at 29°46' N, 97°02' W). It flows northwest for 2½ miles to its mouth on Pin Oak Creek, a mile south of Muldoon (at 29°48' N, 97°04' W). The stream was named for George Washington Tuttle, a prominent local merchant who fought in the Republic of Texas and Confederate armies. Tuttle Creek flows through gently sloping terrain, surfaced by moderately deep, and highly erodible soils. From 1875 to 1950 the surrounding land produced good crops of cotton, but it has largely reverted to pasture and hayfields. Oak, cedar, and hackberry trees predominate along the stream, with scattered groves of wild pecan. Mesquite is encroaching on old fields.
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