GARRETT CREEK. Garrett Creek rises four miles south of Balsora in southwestern Wise County (at 33°02' N, 97°51' W) and runs northeast for eighteen miles, passing through the Boonsville oilfield before reaching its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, two miles northwest of Boyd (at 33°07' N, 97°37' W). It traverses hilly land with shallow sandy soils that support juniper, scattered oak, and various grasses. Most of the area has been used as range and crop land. The creek was probably named for C. W. Garrett, original grantee of the land at the creek's source.
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