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COLONY CREEK. Colony Creek rises twelve miles southeast of Breckenridge in southern Stephens County (at 32°32' N, 98°47' W) and runs southeast eighteen miles to its mouth on the Leon River, twelve miles southeast of Eastland in southeastern Eastland County (at 32°22' N, 98°40' W). It crosses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood trees, conifers, brush, and grasses. In its lower reaches the stream flows through a flat, flood-prone area with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"COLONY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.