PORTERS CREEK. Porters Creek rises east of Farm Road 1160, sixteen miles northwest of Wharton, and three miles northwest of New Taiton in northwestern Wharton County (at 29°18' N, 96°24' W) and runs southwest for thirteen miles to its mouth on West Mustang Creek, four miles from the Jackson county line and twenty-two miles northwest of Wharton (at 29°09' N, 96°27' W). It crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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