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HORSLEY CREEK. Horsley (Harsley's) Creek rises two miles southeast of Ben Wheeler in southeastern Van Zandt County (at 32°26' N, 95°41' W) and runs east for nine miles to its mouth on the Neches River, two miles southwest of Carroll (at 32°27' N, 95°33' W). The stream may be named for Thomas Harsley, one of the first settlers in the county. It traverses low-rolling to flat terrain, surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loams that support hardwood forests, conifers, brush, and grasses.

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