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BUCK CREEK (TERRELL COUNTY)

BUCK CREEK (Terrell County). Buck Creek rises two miles northeast of the Rose Ranch headquarters in south central Terrell County (at 30°07' N, 102°14' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on Thurston Canyon, three miles north of U.S. Highway 90 (at 30°03' N, 102°03' W). Its course crosses steep to gentle slopes on wash deposits and sharply dissects massive limestone to form a winding canyon. The local soils of generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams support scrub brush, oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites.

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Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.