JONES CREEK (WHARTON COUNTY)
JONES CREEK (Wharton County). Jones Creek rises near the Jones Creek community twelve miles northwest of Wharton in north central Wharton County (at 29°18' N, 96°19' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, twelve miles southwest of Wharton in south central Wharton County (at 29°08' N, 96°03' W). The East Fork of Jones Creek rises three miles northeast of Jones Creek (at 29°19' N, 96°16' W) and runs southeast for eleven miles to its confluence with Jones Creek (at 29°14' N, 96°10' W). The creek may have been named for F. L. Jones, who received a land grant in the area. The stream initially passes through low-rolling to flat, locally dissected terrain, surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, cacti, mixed hardwoods, and pines. Later it moves into flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, and cacti. In its lower reaches the creek runs through flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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