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DRY CREEK (Kaufman County). Dry Creek rises a mile south of the Hunt county line in northern Kaufman County (at 32°49' N, 96°15' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on the South Fork of the Sabine River, five miles from the west shore of Lake Tawakoni in Hunt County (at 32°53' N, 96°13' W). The stream originates on a high point of ground that separates the watershed of the East Fork of the Trinity River and that of the Sabine River. The area soils are generally loamy. Hunt and Kaufman counties are both part of the Blackland Prairie, which is characterized by tall grass with oak, pecan, and elm trees along watercourses. Just south of the Hunt county line the creek is crossed by Farm Road 1565. At this site is the Dry Creek Cemetery, the burial ground for early settlers of the pioneer community of Turner's Point, which became Poetry, Texas, in the 1870s.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Dry Creek (Kaufman County)," accessed August 19, 2017,

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