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ELBA CREEK. Elba Creek rises four miles west of Sherman in central Grayson County (at 33°38' N, 96°42' W) and runs west for eight miles to its mouth on Deaver Creek, four miles east of Sadler (at 33°40' N, 96°48' W). It traverses an area of flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite trees, various grasses, and cacti. The stream is intermittent in its lower reaches. The area has served as range and cropland.


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"ELBA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.