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POOLES CREEK

POOLES CREEK. Pooles Creek, a spring-fed perennial stream, rises two miles north of Madisonville in central Madison County (at 31°01' N, 95°54' W) and flows southeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on Bedias Creek on the Walker county line (at 30°54' N, 95°46' W). It traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by loamy and clayey soils that support stands of pecan-elm, water oak-elm, willow oak-blackgum, and post oak-black hickory along its banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began during the mid-1830s. Connor was established on the east bank of the middle creek after the Civil War. In the late 1800s Jenkins was founded on the east bank of the upper creek. The stream is named for a settler who was killed in a Comanche raid while the area was being surveyed.

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