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COOKE CREEK. Cooke Creek rises a mile east of Rusk in east central Cherokee County (at 31°48' N, 95°07' W) and runs northeast for eight miles to its mouth on Mud Creek, a mile south of Reklaw (at 31°50' N, 94°59' W). The surrounding flat to gently rolling terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports mixed hardwoods and pines. The creek was probably named for James Cooke, the original grantee of the area.

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