IRONS BAYOU. Irons Bayou rises three miles west of Pine Hill in eastern Rusk County (at 32°05' N, 94°39' W) and runs northeast for thirty miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, two miles east of Walnut Grove in north central Panola County (at 32°14' N, 94°18' W). The stream was named for John Irons, who settled on its banks in the 1830s. The local terrain is generally flat, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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