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HOUSE CREEK. House Creek rises two miles northwest of Copperas Cove in southwestern Coryell County (at 31°08' N, 97°54' W) and runs northeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Cowhouse Creek, fourteen miles south of Gatesville (at 31°13' N, 97°46' W). The stream traverses terrain that varies from steep slopes and benches to local depressions, surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loams that support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses in the creek's upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers in its lower.

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