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ONE EYE CREEK. One Eye Creek rises a mile north of Rusk in south central Cherokee County (at 31°50' N, 95°09' W) and runs southwest for ten miles, passing through the center of Rusk, to its mouth on Box Creek, one mile west of Lone Oak Church (at 31°45' N, 95°13' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses flat to gently rolling terrain with sandy and clay loam topsoil in which grow mixed hardwoods and pines. The creek is said to have been named for a one-eyed Indian who lived on its bank until he was driven off by settlers.


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"ONE EYE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.