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MILLER CREEK (COLORADO COUNTY)

MILLER CREEK (Colorado County). Miller Creek, probably named for the family of Daniel Miller, rises on the northern edge of the Hamel oilfield, 4½ miles southeast of Weimar in southwestern Colorado County at a point (29°39' N, 96°42' W) and flows southeast for 12½ miles to its mouth on Skull Creek, five miles southwest of Columbus (at 29°38' N, 96°35' W). The surrounding flat terrain has deep layers of loamy fine sand over a mottled clay subsoil. The area is heavily wooded with a mixture of oaks (known locally as "the post oaks") and a dense understory of yaupon. Stream banks are eroded and range between three and ten feet in depth. The land is used for the production of oil and gas, as unimproved pasture for cattle, and as a wildlife habitat that attracts hunters from a wide area.

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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.