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BOIS D'ARC CREEK (Collin County). Bois d'Arc Creek rises three miles east of Copeville in southeast Collin County (at 33°05' N, 96°21' W) and runs southeast for eight miles through moderate to gently rolling land with clayey soils. It is crossed by Farm Road 1778 and the St. Louis, Southwestern and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroads before joining the Sabine River a mile from Royce City in northeast Rockwall County (at 32°59' N, 96°19' W). In the late nineteenth century the trees along the banks of the creek provided a source of timber for the city of Dallas.


J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh, A History of Collin County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1958).

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