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DAVIS CREEK (NEWTON COUNTY)

DAVIS CREEK (Newton County). Davis Creek rises about three miles south of Newton in central Newton County (at 30°49' N, 93°46' W) and runs southeast for just over fourteen miles to its mouth on the Sabine River, nearly two miles southeast of Belgrade (at 30°41' N, 93°38' W). The creek, which is particularly sluggish in its lower reaches, passes for the most part through deep loamy soil, although near its mouth the soil becomes more sandy. Davis Creek may have been named for Pleasant Davis, who received the original land grant for the area in which it rises.

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Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.