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POLK CREEK

POLK CREEK. Polk Creek rises twelve miles south of Coleman in central Coleman County (at 31°38' N, 99°25' W) and runs eight miles southeast to its mouth on Home Creek, one mile east of U.S. Highway 283 (at 31°36' N, 99°21' W). It crosses a varied area of steep, rolling, and flat terrain surfaced by shallow to deep sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, elm, and grasses. Polk Creek appears on an 1897 land grant map and was probably named for an early settler in the area; it was unnamed on maps in 1990.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Polk Creek," accessed July 21, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbpba.

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