MOCCASIN CREEK. Moccasin Creek rises one mile north of Longview near the Harrison county line in eastern Gregg County (at 32°33' N, 94°42' W) and runs northeast for eleven miles, through western Harrison County, to its mouth on Little Cyprus Bayou, three miles southwest of Harleton (at 32°38' N, 94°36' W). It is probably named for the water moccasin snakes that are common to the area. The area is nearly level to hilly terrain, surfaced by loam and clay that support pine and hardwood trees in places, and the land is used predominantly for agriculture.
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