BOONS CREEK (LEON COUNTY)
BOONS CREEK (Leon County). Boons (Boon's, Boon) Creek, a perennial stream, rises at the confluence of Northwest Fork and Ringgold Creek, three miles southeast of Oakwood in northeastern Leon County (at 31°33' N, 95°48' W) and flows southeast for six miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, at the Houston-Leon county line nine miles southeast of Oakwood (at 31°30' N, 95°44' W). The stream traverses nearly level terrain surfaced by clay that supports intermittent woods of post oak, black hickory, pecan, elm, water oak, and hackberry in its lower course. Settlement in the vicinity began in the mid-nineteenth century. Pilgrim's Rest, Shiloh, and Timesville are located on the west bank of the lower creek. The stream is probably named for James N. Boone, an original grantee of land along the creek's upper course.
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