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BROWNING CREEK. Browning Creek rises 1½ miles northwest of Ben Wheeler and south of State Highway 64 in southeastern Van Zandt County (at 32°27' N, 95°43' W) and runs east for nine miles to its mouth on the Neches River, a half mile southeast of Rhine Lake (at 32°30' N, 95°40' W). It crosses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood forests, brush, and grasses. Toward the creek's mouth, the land is flat to rolling and surfaced by dark calcareous clays in which grow mesquite, grasses, and cacti.


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"BROWNING CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.