COTTONWOOD CREEK (ELLIS COUNTY)
COTTONWOOD CREEK (Ellis County). Cottonwood Creek rises one mile east of Red Oak in northern Ellis County (at 32°31' N, 96°46' W) and runs southeast for three miles to its mouth on Brushy Creek, 2½ miles northwest of Palmer (at 32°30' N, 96°43' W). The creek traverses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, calcareous soils that support mesquite trees, cacti, and various grasses. The land in this area has been used as range and crop land.