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MILL CREEK (Hill County). Mill Creek rises ten miles west of Italy in northeastern Hill County (at 32°12' N, 97°03' W) and runs southeast, then northeast, through Ellis County and into Navarro County, for a total of eighty-three miles to its mouth on Chambers Creek, near the county line three miles southeast of Rankin (at 32°10' N, 96°42' W). The stream is dammed twice in its extreme upper reaches. Rolling to flat terrain in the area is surfaced by deep to shallow expansive clays and clay loams that support oak, juniper, water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. For most of the county's history, the Mill Creek area has been used as range and crop land.


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"MILL CREEK (HILL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.