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MILL CREEK (JASPER COUNTY)

MILL CREEK (Jasper County). Mill Creek rises six miles west of Kirbyville in central Jasper County (at 30°41' N, 94°00' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, it flows southwesterly for 7½ miles, through east central Jasper County, to its mouth on the Neches River, just south of the Farm Road 1013 bridge over that river, in the upper Neches River area of the Big Thicket (at 30°40' N, 94°05' W). The creek's major tributary, Walker Branch, rises in central Jasper County (at 30°46' N, 94°01' W) ten miles south of Jasper. Intermittent in its upper reaches, Walker Branch follows a southwesterly course for five miles to its mouth on Mill Creek (at 30°42' N, 94°04' W) 2½ miles above the mouth of the latter. Until well into the twentieth century, Walker Branch and the lower section of Mill Creek were known as Wright Creek, probably for Alexander Wright, through whose survey the creeks flowed. One of the earliest settlers of Jasper County, Wright acquired title to the tract on February 19, 1835.

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