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MCGRAW CREEK. McGraw Creek rises eight miles north of Burkeville in north central Newton County (at 31°07' N, 93°41' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the creek flows in a southerly direction for just over eleven miles to its mouth on Little Cow Creek, two miles southeast of Burkeville (at 30°59' N, 93°38' W). One of the earliest tabernacles of the Church of God in Texas was located on McGraw Creek. The stream passes through deep, sandy soil in its upper stages and more loamy soil toward its mouth. Vegetation consists largely of mixed pine and hardwood forests. Numerous abandoned rail lines along McGraw Creek indicate that it was once the site of heavy lumbering activities.


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"MCGRAW CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.